MEDIA ADVISORY – Ignatius Press Director of Marketing Anthony Ryan available for interviews on Restless Heart at 2012 CMN Trade Show
WHAT – Interview opportunities with Ignatius Press Director of Marketing Anthony Ryan to discuss RESTLESS HEART, the first feature-length film on the life of St. Augustine of Hippo, one of Christendom’s most beloved figures.
WHEN – Ryan will be available throughout the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show, Aug. 29-31.
WHERE – The 2012 CMN Trade Show is at The Arlington Convention Center in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, only 12 minutes from DFW Airport.
WHY – Ignatius Press is bringing the life of St. Augustine to the big screen, and the American premiere of the film occurs Aug. 29 at CMN! The Premiere will be at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Champions Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel, which is adjacent and connected to the Arlington, Texas, Convention Center, which is hosting the 2012 CMN Trade Show. You’ll also hear about an innovative hosted-screening program that enables RESTLESS HEART to come to any theater in the country. Your coverage will help tell the story of RESTLESS HEART, its premiere at CMN and the unique hosted-screening program, which is available to anyone in the United States who wants to bring this film to a local theater. We encourage feature stories and reviews. Please let The Maximus Group help you with local stories, endorsements and any other information you need.
NOTE – RESTLESS HEART runs approximately two hours, 15 minutes, including credits. The film is available for media-only online pre-release screenings now. Please contact Wandra or Lilley to RSVP and obtain the unique code necessary to gain limited-time, online access to the film. Also, please note that actual film reviews are embargoed until Aug. 27.
SYNOPSIS – Filmed in Europe, RESTLESS HEART is the first full-length feature movie on St. Augustine. The screenplay is based on St. Augustine’s The Confessions; the film tells his amazing story in his own words!
Born in North Africa, Augustine studied in Carthage, becoming an accomplished but dissolute orator. After converting to Manichaeism, a guilt-free religion, he was called to the imperial court in Milan to serve as an opponent to the Christian bishop Ambrose. The constant prayers and fasting of his mother, Monica, and the witness of Ambrose ultimately led Augustine to Christianity.
Serving in Hippo in AD 430, Bishop Augustine urged the Roman garrison to negotiate with the Vandal King Genseric, but they proudly refused. Their decision forced Augustine to make a decision of his own. Christian Duguay directed the film, and the cast includes Franco Nero, Johannes Bandrup, Monica Guerritore and Alessandro Preziosi.
MORE INFORMATION – For more information on RESTLESS HEART and hosted theatrical screenings, or to schedule an interview with Ignatius Press Director of Marketing Anthony Ryan at the 2012 CMN Trade Show, please contact Kevin Wandra (678-990-9032 or Email or Tim Lilley (678-990-9032 or Email) of The Maximus Group.