HOME RUN IS A HIT WITH AUDIENCES AND CRITICS
Second only to Tom Cruise’s OBLIVION, film is
weekend’s No. 2 new release
Film rolls into Week 2 with solid support
SOURCE: The M Collective
Nashville, Tenn. (April 23, 2013) – HOME RUN has a lot to celebrate following the April 19 nationwide major film debut from David Boyd (The Walking Dead, Friday Night Lights). Opening in some 400 theaters across the country, the Samuel Goldwyn Films release, in association with Provident Films, was a hit with audiences and critics across the country, garnering last weekend’s second highest gross for new releases, following Tom Cruise’s OBLIVION. With its honest portrayal of overcoming life’s difficulties, everyone from Major League Baseball players and key Christian leaders have rallied behind the film and its message, reminding everyone that with God, it’s never too late … freedom is possible.
As he did prior to the film’s release, Saddleback Church Pastor and award – winning author Rick Warren continued to tweet in support of the film last weekend, calling it a “Powerful story of personal recovery after hitting bottom. Very moving.”
Following endorsements from fellow MLB players including New York Yankees Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera, R.A. Dickey, the 2012 Cy Young Award winning pitcher and Toronto Blue Jay, commented, “I love the heart and the message of the new baseball movie HOME RUN: No matter what you’ve done or what you’ve endured, with Christ … freedom and redemption is possible. I am living proof.”
Upon the film’s opening, fans lit up the HOME RUN facebook page with glowing proclamations, while critics came out in support of the film as well, including:
“Cory’s story invites all of us to consider how our own bad habits and selfishness might be influencing those closest to us (and) to remember how fantastic and inspiring is God’s grace.”
Focus on the Family’s Plugged-In
“HOME RUN is the kind of faith-based film that is not only what we want but also what we need.”
“A major league effort….there are so many things to like about HOME RUN.”
“A powerful story of redemption….HOME RUN is a winner.”
“ ‘HOME RUN’ swings for the fences, and often connects.”
Critics Pick, Washington Post
Samuel Goldwyn Films in association with Provident Films have partnered in the marketing and distribution of HOME RUN. Past successes of the Goldwyn and Provident partnership include Fireproof, October Baby and Facing the Giants. A Hero Productions Film in association with Impact Productions, HOME RUN is directed by David Boyd, with a screenplay by Brian Brightly, Melanie Wistar, Eric Newman and Candace Lee. The film is executive produced by Carol Spann Mathews and Tom Newman. HOME RUN stars Scott Elrod, Vivica A. Fox, Dorian Brown and Charles Henry Wyson.
In addition to the theatrical release of the film, Home Run the novel released in March 2013 with David C Cook publishers. Travis Thrasher, celebrated novelist, was enlisted to adapt the screenplay into a deeply moving story for fiction readers.
About Samuel Goldwyn Films:
Samuel Goldwyn Films is a major, independently owned and operated motion picture company that develops, produces and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries. The company is dedicated to working with both world renowned and emerging writers/filmmakers and committed to filmed entertainment that offers original voices in uniquely told stories. Currently in release is RENOIR, Gilles Bourdos’ lush biopic on the famous Impressionist painter and Craig Juntunen’s STUCK, a moving film on the international adoption crisis. Following the release of HOME RUN, upcoming releases will be Academy Award® nominee James Cromwell starrer STILL MINE, and the highly anticipated wine documentary SOMM, a never before seen look into the prestigious and exclusive Court of Master Sommeliers.
About Provident Films:
Provident Films, a division of Provident Music Group, develops, produces and
markets faith-based films. Nashville-based Provident Music Group, a division of
Sony Music Entertainment, has served for more than three decades, worldwide,
as a leader in Christian entertainment.
About David C Cook:
David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church
with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado
Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Canada and the United Kingdom,
David C Cook’s resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in
more than 160 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher,
today David C Cook publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books
from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship
music through its Integrity Music and Kingsway Music labels, which produce
over one-third of the top 100 praise and worship songs sung around the