I CAN ONLY IMAGINE Pre-Screening and Press-Junket.
I Can Only Imagine Official Trailer | In theaters March 16
Thank you Roadside Attractions for inviting us to the Pre-Screening and Press Junket of I Can Only Imagine. Not only a huge thank you for including us but for making this film. A film about faith, family and love. I Can Only Imagine is a sensitive movie, be prepared to cry and I mean ugly cry. I Can Only Imagine is about a little boy and his mom who is emotionally and physically abused at the hands of the person they needed to trust the most, her husband, his father. I have faith, I believe that there is good in everyone, that people find the Lord at their own speed. Some find it sooner than others but once it’s found, a peace comes over you, you see life in a different light. I Can Only Imagine is the perfect depiction of a man on the path to redemption and it’s extraordinary. In the book, Bart affirms his belief that "God transformed the monster I hated into the man I wanted to become. …From an abusive dad to a loving father. From a heart of stone to a life of grace." That’s the perfect summation this story.
I Can Only Imagine could be terribly depressing if the movie and book ended there. However that’s not the case (Thank G*D), the popular song of the same name by the band MercyMe could inspire anyone whose life is in a bleak place or if you're feeling dark and faithless. This movie will have you believing in the impossible and hoping for the very best.
I Can Only Imagine In theaters March 16
I CAN ONLY IMAGINE - it’s 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 favorite 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.
Directed by The Erwin Brothers (Jon & Andrew Erwin)
Written by Jon Erwin & Brent McCorkle
Produced by Kevin Downes, Cindy Bond, Daryl Lefever, Mickey Liddell & Pete Shilaimon
Based on the hit song “I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe
Starring J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer with Cloris Leachman and Dennis Quaid.