Nashville, TN: -January 28, 2014 –During its two night theatrical event this past fall, UNSTOPPABLE: A Live Event with Kirk Cameron sold a staggering 260,000 tickets and reached a theatrical gross of over $3.2 million dollars. On January 28, 2014, Provident Films will release UNSTOPPABLE to DVD. UNSTOPPABLE is a joint production between Kirk Cameron and Liberty University.
The event premiered with Cameron speaking live to audiences from Liberty University’s Vines Center. This success sent a loud message to the entertainment industry– audiences want thought-provoking and meaningful entertainment. On January 28, 2014, Provident Films will release UNSTOPPABLE to DVD.
Inspired by the death of Cameron’s friend who succumbed to cancer at the age of 15, Cameron wanted to gain a better understanding of the role of tragedy in our lives today by going back to the beginning – literally -to Adam and Eve. Cameron investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives … and our eternities.
In UNSTOPPABLE Cameron takes audiences on an inspiring visual journey to better understand some of the biggest questions regarding their faith including “Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?”, and “Why does God allow bad things happen to good people?”
“This is a very personal journey for me. I have been researching the whole idea of God in the midst of tragedy for 25 years…my wife and I started a camp for terminally ill children and their families, so we see the frailty of life,” says Cameron. “For a mother and father to deal with losing and burying a child, there is a ripping of the heart that is unimaginable.”
UNSTOPPABLE will prompt audiences to consider the role that pain and suffering have in our lives as they affirm their personal views on faith, as well as encourage conversation starters about God, suffering, and hope.
Although UNSTOPPABLE faced initial resistance when two popular social media sites initially blocked the trailer, labeling it as “unsafe” and “abusive,” Cameron’s supporters immediately rallied online support and the incidents were resolved.
The DVD release offers extras including a 13-minute behind-the-scenes featurette and Warren Barfield’s “The Time Is Now” music video. Additional information is available at www.unstoppablethemovie.com.
Kirk Cameron is best known for his memorable role as “Mike Seaver,” a cultural icon of the 80’s, with his mullet hairstyle, cool glasses, and wisecracking comebacks. More recently he enjoyed much success with the No. 1 grossing inspirational film of 2008, Fireproof, and his recent documentary, Monumental. Kirk and his wife, Chelsea, were on-screen sweethearts during their Growing Pains years and are the founders of Camp Firefly, where terminally and seriously ill children and their families are provided an all-expense paid retreat (www.CampFirefly.com). Together, Kirk and Chelsea live in California with their six children.
Run Time: approximately 65 minutes
Closed Captioning: Yes
English/Spanish Subtitles: Yes
About Provident Films:
Provident Films, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, produces, markets, and distributes faith-based films. The company is part of Nashville-based Provident Music Group, which has been one of the world’s leading Christian entertainment companies for more than three decades. Films from the company have included Courageous, October Baby, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants. More info is available at ProvidentFilms.org.