Award-Winning Docudrama ‘MULLY,’ Explores the Life of Orphan-Turned-Father of ‘The World’s Largest Family’ in Cinemas for Three Nights this October
Fathom Events and FOR GOOD. Partner to Present This Inspiring True Story on Big Screens Nationwide,
Including Interviews With Charles and Esther Mully
DENVER – June 21, 2017 – From Award-winning actor/director Scott Haze and Academy Award™-winning executive producer James Moll comes the dramatic story of the life of Charles M. Mully, who is one of Africa’s most respected humanitarians as the father of “The World’s Largest Family,” with more than 12,000 children he has rescued. Filmed on location in Kenya, Africa, which is both the emotional and cinematic backdrop for the docudrama, “MULLY” takes audiences on the journey of one man who has personally experienced each remote edge of that spectrum, from the deepest depths of poverty to becoming a burning fire of hope in Kenya’s dark night.
Audiences can experience “MULLY” in movie theaters nationwide on Tuesday, October 3, Wednesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 5 only at 7:00 p.m. local time. This event will also feature interviews with Charles Mully and his wife, Esther, captured exclusively for this cinema experience.
Tickets for “MULLY” can be purchased online beginning Friday, June 23 by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
What happens when a six-year-old boy is abandoned by his family and left to raise himself on the streets? “MULLY” isn’t your ordinary rags-to-riches tale; it’s the true story of Charles Mully, whose unlikely stratospheric rise to wealth and power leaves him questioning his existence, searching for meaning in life. Against the better judgment of his family and community, Mully sets out to enrich the fate of orphaned children across Kenya. Jeopardizing his life and the security of his family, he risks everything and sets in motion an astonishing series of events that changed not only his life forever, but also thousands of children and the larger community.
“The story of Charles Mully is an unimaginable journey of selflessness,” Director Scott Haze said. “My hope is that the works of this man and his wife will echo across the face of the earth and that we will all pause for a moment and realize that through faith and hard work, anything is possible. This includes changing the world one child at a time.”
“MULLY” is produced and directed by Scott Haze (“Child of God,” “Granite Mountain,” “Thank You For Your Service”). Executive Producers include Academy Award-winning producer James Moll (“Foo Fighters: Back and Forth” “The Last Days”), John Bardis, and Paul Blavin, alongside producers Lukas Behnken of Sterling Light Productions, and Elissa Shay. Golden Globe and Emmy Award®-nominee Benjamin Wallfisch (“Atonement,” “12 Years A Slave”) composed the feature’s powerful musical score.
“Fathom is pleased help bring the remarkable story of Charles Mully to cinema audiences nationwide,” Fathom events VP of Programming, Kymberli Frueh said. “He is a beacon of hope in the darkest depths of poverty for orphaned children in Kenya, and his community-driven humanitarian work is an inspiration.”
“We are humbled to help shine a bright light on this extraordinarily inspirational story of the world’s largest family,” FOR GOOD. Founder Paul Blavin said. “’Mully’ has changed my life, literally. Charles and Esther Mully are the most faithful, generous, loving people that I have ever met. ‘Mully’ will inspire everyone who sees it in powerful, personal ways. Don’t miss it!”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like “Canelo Álvarez vs. Julio César Chávez, Jr.,” concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series, inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Facing Darkness, and anime titles such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About FOR GOOD.
FOR GOOD. is the Emmy-winning, Oscar® and Grammy Award®-nominated production company behind the project. Committed to harnessing the power of exceptional art to inspire hope, compel action and igniting lasting impact, FOR GOOD. is led by Paul Blavin, Executive Producer of the award winning documentary “The Hunting Ground,” and the Emmy Award-winning original song “Til It Happens to You,” written by Diane Warren and performed by Lady Gaga. FOR GOOD. has partnered with numerous creative talents to bring “MULLY” to audiences in partnership with Fathom, sharing its bold and unwavering vision for a better world.