RESTLESS HEART: Held over by Popular Demand!
Theatrical Screenings Available into 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2012 – Dozens of sold-out shows and non-stop interest have prompted Ignatius Press to extend hosted theatrical screenings of RESTLESS HEART: The Confessions of Augustine into the first quarter of 2013.
“We are very gratified by the response to RESTLESS HEART, which we believed would be a wonderful tool for evangelization during the Year of Faith,” said Ignatius President Mark Brumley. “We continue to experience strong interest across the country, so we will make the film available for hosted theatrical screenings into the first quarter of next year.”
“People are responding to RESTLESS HEART in remarkable ways,” added Ignatius Director of Marketing Anthony J. Ryan. “We continue to hear reports of sold-out shows, and have groups adding showings to accommodate the interest in their areas. St. Augustine of Hippo is one of the most beloved saints in all of Christendom, and RESTLESS HEART gives audiences the opportunity to experience his life and conversion through an epic film that is very well-done.”
RESTLESS HEART a Perfect Tool for the New Evangelization during the Year of Faith
First-ever feature film on the life of St. Augustine of Hippo offers a
stirring look at the life of one of the first Doctors of the Church – in his own words
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11, 2012 – In Porta Fidei, Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic letter announcing the Year of Faith, the Holy Father called the New Evangelization a primary tool for the faithful to use in professing their faith throughout the world – and film has become a primary tool for the New Evangelization.
No film can achieve this better than RESTLESS HEART: The Confessions of Augustine. The first-ever feature film on beloved St. Augustine of Hippo, the screenplay is based on Augustine’s landmark book, The Confessions. The movie tells St. Augustine’s life story in his own words!
But where is the connection to the Year of Faith, which begins today, and continues through Nov. 24, 2013 – the Feast of Christ the King?
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.
Restless Heart premiere set for CMN Trade Show
First feature film on St. Augustine will debut at showcase
Catholic media event
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20, 2012 – Ignatius Press announces the American premiere of RESTLESS HEART: The Confessions of Augustine on Aug. 29 during the 2012 Catholic Marketing Network (CMN) Trade Show, which will be held at the Arlington, Texas, Convention Center. The premiere will begin at 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29. It will be held in the Champions Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel, which is adjacent and connected to the Convention Center.
“We hope that many who watch this inspiring human drama will allow themselves to be found by the Truth and in return also find Love,” Pope Benedict XVI said, after viewing this European production, the first feature film on the life of one of Christendom’s most beloved saints.
MEDIA ADVISORY – Restless Heart
MEDIA-ONLY Online Screenings Available Now
WHAT – Online screenings of RESTLESS HEART from Ignatius Press, the first feature-length film on the life of St. Augustine of Hippo, one of Christendom’s most beloved figures.
WHEN – Media-only screenings may be scheduled now through use of a personalized access code provided upon RSVP. Media will have the opportunity to screen the film at their convenience.
WHY – After viewing RESTLESS HEART through this exclusive online-screening program, we hope you will help us advance the message of one of the most powerful influences on Christianity to a new generation. Your coverage will help tell the story of RESTLESS HEART and the unique 4-wall 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 note that actual film reviews are embargoed until Aug. 27. Please let The Maximus Group help you with local stories, endorsements and any other information you need.
HOW – Contact Kevin Wandra (678-990-9032 or email KWandra@MaximusMG.com) or Tim Lilley (678-990-9032 or email TLilley@MaximusMG.com) of The Maximus Group to RSVP and receive the access code needed to view the film.
St. Augustine Larger than Life in Restless Heart
Ignatius Press brings exclusive film on beloved Saint to America
SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2012 – St. Augustine of Hippo is one of the Christian world’s most beloved and well-known saints. However, his amazing conversion and heroic life have not been told on the big screen … until now.
Ignatius Press announces the forthcoming release of RESTLESS HEART: The Confessions of Augustine. This major motion picture is available now for sponsored theatrical screenings across the country. Individuals, parishes, church groups or other organizations can bring this epic film to their towns beginning immediately.
“We are thrilled to bring RESTLESS HEART to the big screen,” said Ignatius Press President Mark Brumley. “St. Augustine is one of the first Doctors of the Church, along with St. Ambrose, St. Jerome and St. Gregory the Great – named in 1268 by Pope Boniface VIII. His story is inspiring and compelling, and his writings are among the most respected in the world even today.
“RESTLESS HEART is amazing,” he added. “It is the most moving story of conversion and reconciliation ever brought to the big screen, and Ignatius Press is honored to offer this film to America.”