Faith-Based Audiences Surprise Industry & Critics With Strong Show For Romantic Drama Starring Ja Rule & Adrienne Bailon

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New York, NY (October 24, 2013) – The new movie “I’m In Love With A Church Girl,” from RGM-New Breed was called the “surprise opening of the weekend,” by top film blogs after a solid opening weekend.
The faith-based romantic drama is the #1 independent movie in theaters, leading Rolling Stone to call the film “the biggest indie debut this week,” with a per screen average of $2300 on more than 450 screens


Inspired by true events, the movie has impacted audiences of all backgrounds and beliefs – with sell-outs in Manhattan to Miami, San Francisco to Detroit from church groups and urban moviegoers.


The film stars Jeff “Ja Rule” Atkins who, as a successful entrepreneur haunted by a criminal past and surrounded by old friends still “in the life,” finds faith, redemption and inspiration when God puts a woman of faith (Adrienne Bailon) in his life. Rounding out the cast are Stephen Baldwin, Vincent Pastore, Michael Madsen, T-Bone, Martin Kove and TobyMac, with Steve Race directing.


Pastors from around the country, top Christian leaders and artists are continuing to mobilize their congregations and networks to view the movie this week. Fans have raved about the film calling it “their favorite film of the year” and “even better the second time watching.”


The Washington Times said it was a “heart-felt and riveting drama … poised to be the best film of the year.”  Many critics hailed Ja Rule’s performance, Variety said  “Ja Rule offers a performance that is borderline miraculous. He is never less than credible, and often surprisingly compelling.”


“I’m In Love With A Church Girl,” is rated PG and is distributed in the United States by High Top Releasing.


For more about “I’M IN LOVE WITH A CHURCH GIRL,” visit www.iminlovewithachurchgirl.com.


About Cinedigm

Cinedigm is the leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical and digital retailers, including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon.  The company’s library of over 32,000 titles and episodes encompasses award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen Indies from Flatiron Film Company®, acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Films and a wide range of content from brand name suppliers, including National Geographic, Discovery, Scholastic, WWE, NFL, Shout Factory, Hallmark, Jim Henson and more.  Cinedigm proudly distributes numerous Oscar®-nominated films, including The Invisible War, Hell and Back Again, GasLand, Waste Land and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory; current and upcoming theatrical releases include Destin Daniel Cretton’s highly acclaimed Short Term 12, Godfrey Reggio’s Visitors, Penny Lane’s Our Nixon and Shaul Schwarz’s Narco Cultura.


About RGM-NewBreed

RGM-NewBreed creates God-glorifying, life-impacting projects across the creative spectrum, including film, television, music, live concerts and events, with each division managed jointly by both RGM founder Galley Molina and Israel Houghton. The company’s first feature-length film, “I’m In Love With A Church Girl,” debuted in theaters on October 18, 2013 as the top-performing independent film of the week. Earlier in 2013, the company released Darlene Zschech’s “Revealing Jesus” to great critical acclaim, and the release of Israel Houghton’s “Jesus At The Center” earned Houghton his fifth Grammy Award. 2014 will see shooting begin on the company’s next feature-length film, a new release from award-winning Christian rapper/singer T-Bone, and much more. For more information, visit www.rgmusa.com.


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