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Sight & Sound Partners with Fathom Events on
the Release of Debut Feature Film, 'I Heard the Bells,' Coming to Select
Theaters this December
Story Behind the Beloved Christmas Carol and its author, Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow coming to The Big Screen
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A Larry Ross Communications
Sept. 15, 2022
LANCASTER, Penn., Sept. 15, 2022 /Christian
Newswire/ -- Following five decades of producing spectacular
family-friendly entertainment experiences on the live stage,
Sight & Sound recently unveiled the newest expansion to its brand,
Sight & Sound Films. Today, the ministry has announced details of its
highly anticipated first movie,
"I Heard The Bells," arriving in theaters December 1, 3 and 4 in
partnership with Fathom Events.
Set in the 1860s, the film takes viewers on a journey through the life of
American-poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who leads an idyllic life – until
the day his world is shattered by tragedy. With a nation divided by Civil
War and his family torn apart, Longfellow puts down his pen, silenced by
grief. However, it’s the sound of Christmas morning that reignites the
poet's lost voice as he discovers resounding hope and a rekindled faith.
"As one of America's best-loved and recognized poets, Longfellow was the
voice of culture in that moment of history," said Josh Enck, President and
Chief Story Officer of Sight & Sound who also served as director for the
film. "And as Sight & Sound's first feature, it embodies our mission to tell
true stories about historical figures whose lives changed the world because
Christ first changed them."
After a devastating loss that leaves Longfellow bereft, he eventually
remembers where true hope can be found, finding his faith once again. "I
Heard the Bells" is an inspiring story of redemption and rekindled faith.
"We're honored to partner with Fathom Events to bring this redemptive story
of faith to movie theaters this Christmas season," said Enck. "We can't wait
for people to experience this inspiring true story on the big screen!"
As part of the exclusive Fathom presentation, moviegoers
are encouraged to stay after the film for a special discussion with the cast
and director. Tickets for "I Heard The Bells" can be purchased at
Fathom Events or at participating theater box offices. For a complete
list of theater locations visit the
Fathom Events website (theaters are subject to change).
About Sight & Sound
Sight & Sound® is a ministry on a mission to create spectacular
entertainment experiences for the whole family. Since its beginning as a
traveling multimedia show in 1976, Sight & Sound has inspired over 30
million people with stories of faith. Today, Sight & Sound owns and operates
two live theater locations, immersing audiences in state-of-the-art original
productions. Sight & Sound TV launched in 2020, and this online streaming
platform has since welcomed a global virtual audience from over 175
countries around the world. Most recently, expansion into feature films was
announced, with a first-ever theatrical release set for cinemas nationwide
in December 2022. For more information, visit www.sight-sound.com.
About Fathom Events
Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the
top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC
Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and
Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates
the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of
programming and experiences to cinema audiences in the top U.S. markets and
more than 45 countries. For more information, visit