Inspirational hit film I Can Only Imagine is set for a UK cinema release from August 10th.
The film has made headlines across the USA as the biggest faith film of the year, taking over $80 million at the box office and taking the spot for number one best selling DVD.
I Can Only Imagine is an extremely powerful movie of forgiveness. The story behind the song really brings across the real life changing message of forgiveness, hope and redemption that only Jesus can offer. This powerful testimony of the song that brought hope to millions, will bring again hope to millions in this movie. – The Christian Film Review
The film is the story behind I Can Only Imagine, the song that brings ultimate hope to so many … often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft.
Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury—combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential—set Bart on a musical pathway.
Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road in an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe—named for his grandmother’s favourite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.
A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love—or from an eternal home in Heaven.
Why Support Christian Film in the UK?
As we have seen in the USA, the film has done extraordinarily well, taking Hollywood by surprise as churches have supported the film and Christians have gone to to the cinema.
We know that there are only a small number of cinemas showing the film. So if you live anywhere near these cinemas, grab your friends, your church and get along to a showing and support Christian film here in the UK. Supporting Christian film like this in the UK opens up the possibility of more Christian films to be shown over here, the films need to be seen as in demand.
If we don’t support these films, it is unlikely future Christian films will be released in the UK, so please do your best and support I Can Only Imagine.
For a list of cinemas visit: icanonlyimagine.co.uk