EXTRAORDINARY to hit theaters for one day only this September
By Logos Post News Desk
For the first time in history, a feature film created and produced by a university film program will release in movie theaters nationwide. From the department of Cinematic Arts at Liberty University comes EXTRAORDINARY. Based on the real-life events of acclaimed ultra-marathoner David Horton, EXTRAORDINARY stars Shari Rigby, Kirk Cameron, and Karen Abercrombie, and follows Horton as his dream of tackling a nearly 3,000-mile run takes its toll on his body, and brings his marriage to the breaking point. EXTRAORDINARY will release for one night this fall through Fathom Events on September 7 at 7 p.m. local time.
"EXTRAORDINARY will encourage couples to go the distance in their marriages and is a wonderful opportunity to start a dialogue about honoring your family, persevering, and finishing well," said Liberty University President Jerry Falwell. "Daily, we challenge our students and faculty to engage the world through Christian media and EXTRAORDINARY does that in a big way. This movie truly is a labor of love for Liberty University's film school."
Immediately following the feature content, Fathom Events will present a panel discussion including the filmmakers, EXTRAORDINARY stars along with marriage experts to discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy marriage, along with practical ways to improve relationships. As Horton's marriage was tested during his grueling run, the panel will explore the impact that following your dreams can have on those closest to you.
Tickets for EXTRAORDINARY can be purchased online by visiting FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website. (theaters and participants are subject to change).
"Family plays an important role in our society," Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. "This redemptive story brings to light some of the sacrifices of marriage but will inspire audiences to appreciate, support and treasure their loved ones."
Based on a true marriage journey, EXTRAORDINARY tells the amazing story of ultra-marathon runner and college professor David Horton, his wife, Nancy, and their attempt to finish their marriage race well.
The seemingly endless road beckons. Well beyond exhausted, his body trudges onward—quitting is never an option. Aiming toward the finish line of another transcontinental race, he senses his prize this time is much greater than any medal or honor. Every step leads him closer to home.
EXTRAORDINARY was created and produced by Liberty University's film program.