|CULVER CITY, CA – May 4, 2020 – On Friday, May 8 at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST, the creators of the #1 box office hit, WAR ROOM, will host a live-stream movie watching event for audiences on Facebook and YouTube the day after the National Day of Prayer. Writers, Alex and Stephen Kendrick and key cast members will reunite to share behind-the-scenes commentary and encouragement during a viewing of WAR ROOM along with a unified time of prayer after the film. Multiple digital retailers are discounting the film so that fans can easily rent or watch their own copy while joining into the live- stream.
In response to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, this live-stream serves as inspiration to isolated families and a rally cry to those who believe in the power of prayer. Alex Kendrick, the movie’s director, said, “Our hope is to greatly encourage people in these challenging times and remind them to go to God in prayer – knowing our world needs it so desperately.”
The virtual event is planned one day after the National Day of Prayer, an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May since 1775, where people of all faiths are invited to come together and pray.
Stephen Kendrick, the movie’s producer said, “We love watching films with close friends and sharing insider information and funny, behind-the-scenes stories. Now we get to join the amazing cast from War Room and share this experience with families right where they are. It’s also a good time to remind everyone to get on their knees, as Ms. Clara does in WAR ROOM, and fight this battle together in prayer.”
For those who don’t already own the film, starting on Tuesday, May 5th, multiple retailers are offering limited time discounted pricing of $2.99-$3.99 on the purchase of the digital version of the film to coincide with the special event. To find links to digital platforms for movie rental and purchase, and links to the virtual event visit WarRoom.movie.
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About AFFIRM Films
AFFIRM Films produces, acquires and markets films that inspire, uplift and entertain audiences around the world. Since releasing its first theatrical film in 2007—the Kendrick Brothers’ drama FACING THE GIANTS, AFFIRM Films has released numerous quality faith-based films including SOUL SURFER, based on the inspirational true story of surfer Bethany Hamilton; WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL, the sports drama inspired by the story of the De La Salle Spartans; WAR ROOM, which hit No. 1 on the domestic box office chart; RISEN, which followed the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer; and was the faith-based marketing partner with Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures for their films MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN and the No. 2 faith-based film of all time, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL. AFFIRM Films also released ALL SAINTS in August 2017 and the animated film, THE STAR, in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures, in November 2017. AFFIRM released PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST on March 23, 2018 and the highly anticipated Kendrick Brothers’ film OVERCOMER on August 23, 2019. AFFIRM Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (SPE) company. AFFIRMFilms.com
About Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. Sony Pictures Television operates dozens of wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies around the world. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, 3000 Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html
About Provident Films
Provident Films develops, produces, and markets movies that inspires viewers to believe in God’s purpose for their life. The company is part of the Nashville-based Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Provident Films has been a pioneer in faith-based films since 2006, and has a history of industry-leading partnerships including Sherwood Pictures/Kendrick Brothers (OVERCOMER, WAR ROOM, COURAGEOUS, FIREPROOF, and FACING THE GIANTS), The Erwin Brothers (WOODLAWN, MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, and the $83 million box office hit I CAN ONLY IMAGINE), Kirk Cameron (CONNECT), and Graceworks Pictures (INDIVISIBLE). For more information, go to ProvidentFilms.org.
About Kendrick Brothers Productions
Kendrick Brothers Productions is the company of brothers Alex, Stephen and Shannon Kendrick that exists to honor God and share the truth and love of Jesus Christ through movies, books, curriculum and speaking. By blending engaging stories with doctrinal integrity, the Kendricks seek to encourage and inspire audiences with resources that positively impact their lives and strengthen their faith, families, and personal relationships. 2018 marked the 15th anniversary of the release of FLYWHEEL, the Kendrick Brothers’ first feature film. Produced with a shockingly modest budget of only $20,000 and intended for Albany, Georgia residents where the brothers served on staff at Sherwood Baptist Church, FLYWHEEL went on to sell over a million copies in DVD format.
“We’re just amazed at what the Lord’s done with it,” says Alex Kendrick.
2019 also marked the release of the Kendricks’ 6th film, OVERCOMER. Between those two milestones, the Kendricks’ first film and the release of their latest film, the Kendrick Brothers’ body of work has been credited with creating a subcategory known as faith-based films.