Internasionale Lokettreffer Hierdie Naweek In Plaaslike Bioskope!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 09:34

“Ek was skepties daaroor of ’n rolprent wat op ’n liedjie gebaseer is kan werk – al is die liedjie hoe goed. Maar ek moet erken dat ek verkeerd was. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is soveel meer as wat ek ooit verwag het,” sê Adam R. Holz van Pluggedin.com oor hierdie besonderse rolprent oor die ware verhaal agter die Christelike rockgroep, MercyMe, se treffer met dieselfde naam. 

Sedert die fliek in Maart 2018 oorsee vrygestel is, het dit net soveel opslae gemaak soos die multi-platinumbekroonde enkelsnit. Dit het reeds sowat $81 000 000 ($17 108 914 tydens die openingsnaweek) by die Amerikaanse loket verdien en van hierdie naweek af, kry Suid-Afrikaners ook die geleentheid om hierdie treffende verwerking op die plaaslike silwerdoek te geniet.  

I Can Only Imagine is in 2001 vrygestel. Die idee vir die liedjie is deur voorsanger, Bart Millard, se lewe geïnspireer en is geskryf jare nadat hy sy eie gewelddadige kinderlewe moes verwerk. Dit het onmiddellik aanklank gevind by gehore van alle ouderdomme, was ’n kitstreffer en het Dove-toekennings ontvang vir Liedjieskrywer van die Jaar en Liedjie van die Jaar en is die enigste gospelliedjie wat nog ooit dubbel-platinumstatus bereik het. “Ons was besig om ’n onafhanklike album op te neem en het ’n liedjie gekort. Ek het letterlik deur my joernaal geblaai, opsoek na ’n skoon bladsy, maar daar was letterlik oral ‘I Can Only Imagine’ geskryf,” deel Bart. “Ek het dit as ’n teken gesien en die lirieke op die bus geskryf een aand. Dit het sowat vyf minute gevat, maar dit was al vir baie lank in my hart.”

Kyk die liedjie hier!

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, ’n film deur die regisseurs van Mom’s Night Out en Woodlawn, Jon en Andrew Erwin (Erwin Brothers), en vervaardiger Kevin Downes (Courageous), vertel die storie van ’n jong seun in Texas wat emosioneel en fisies deur sy pa (Dennis Quaid) mishandel en deur sy ma verlaat word. Die mishandeling begin nadat sy pa ’n breinbesering opdoen as gevolg van ’n ongeluk by die werk en beheer oor sy emosies verloor. Hy word ’n ‘monster’ wat nie sy woede en teleurstelling in die lewe kan beteul nie en sy seun van hom af wegstoot. Deur God se genade kry Bart (John Michael Finley) en sy pa dit reg om hulle verhouding te red en ervaar hy eerstehands hoe kragtig geloof en verandering kan wees.  

Broadway-ster, John Michael Finley’s (Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd), maak sy debuut as rolprentakteur in die hoofrol van Bart Millard in hierdie emosionele fliek en beïndruk met beide sy sang en toneelspel. Bekroonde akteur, Dennis Quaid (The Right Stuff, Breaking Away, The Parent Trap, Far From Heaven) speel Arthur, Bart se pa, wie se drome verpletter is en wat sy seun teen soortgelyke teleurstellings wil beskerm, al beteken dit dat hy dan geen drome oorhet nie. Die fliek sluit verder ook puik vertonings in deur die model en televisiester, Madeline Carroll, as Millard se vrou Shannon, asook Golden Globe-wenner, Cloris Leachman (A Brand New Life, Malcolm in the Middle), in die rol van Memaw. 

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is ’n aangrypende verhaal oor hoop en die krag van vergifnis en is ’n pragtige voorbeeld van hoe niemand ooit te ver van God se liefde – of die ewige tuiste in die Hemel – is nie. Hierdie inspirerende rolprent word deur Ster-Kinekor Entertainment versprei en sal vanaf 11 Mei 2018 in Suid-Afrikaanse bioskope te sien wees.  

Kyk die lokprent hier: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6450186/videoplayer/vi3335632921?ref_=tt_ov_vi

WAAR DIE FLIEK GAAN WYS:

STER-KINEKOR

KAAP: Tygervalley, Cape Gate, Blueroute, Somerset Mall en Garden Route Mall

KZN: Gateway

GAUTENG: Mall Of Africa, Cradlestone, Matlosana, Brooklyn Commercial, Kolonnade, Irene, Cresta, Mall Of Carnival en Eastgate

NU METRO

Canal Walk, Cornubia, Hyde Park, Menlyn Park, Pavilion, Westgate, Woodlands en Welkom

ONAFHANKLIKE BIOSKOPE

Epic Mall@Reds, Epic Northridge, Maxi Cineplex, Midlands Cine, Movies@Emnotweni, Movies@Monte, NC Game City en Sincoast Cine

SOSIALEMEDIA

Vir meer inligting oor I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, insluitend die amptelike lokprent, hou Ster-Kinekor se Facebook-blad dop of volg hulle op Twitter by @SterEnt. 

Hutsmerke: Gesels saam en gebruik #ICOISA en #ICanOnlyImagine.

INTERNASIONALE SKAKELS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/icanonlyimaginemovie/ 

Instagram: @icanonlyimaginemovie

Twitter: @icanonlyimaginefilm

INTERNATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER HITS LOCAL CINEMAS THIS WEEK!

 

“I was skeptical that a movie based on a song could work—no matter how great that song was. 

But I'll admit it: I was wrong. There’s more to I CAN ONLY IMAGINE than I had ever been able to imagine,” says Pluggedin.com’s Adam R. Holz about this captivating film adaptation, based on the true story behind Christian rock group MercyMe’s hit with the same name.

Since its international release in March 2018, this film has managed to create the same kind of hype that the multi-platinum single caused when it was released in 2001 and has already earned about $81 000 000 ($17 108 914 during opening weekend) at the US Box Office. Starting this weekend, local audiences will also get the opportunity to experience this inspiring tale on the big screen when it opens at cinemas nationwide. 

The idea for the song was inspired by band frontman, Bart Millard’s, past and was written years after finally overcoming his abusive childhood. It immediately resonated with audiences of all ages, became an instant top-selling hit, won Songwriter Of The Year and Song Of The Year at the Dove Awards and was certified as a double platinum selling Christian song. “We were making an independent record, and we needed one more song. And I was literally just trying to find a blank page [in my journal], and every page had the words ‘I Can Only Imagine’ written on it,” shares Bart. “So it was kinda like, ‘I get it.’ I wrote the song on the bus one night. Even though it took about five or ten minutes to write, it had been in my heart for a really long time.”

Watch the Song here!

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, a film by the directors of Mom’s Night Out and Woodlawn, Jon and Andrew Erwin (Erwin Brothers) and producer Kevin Downes (Courageous), tells the story of a young boy in Texas who is emotionally and physically abused by his father (Dennis Quaid) and abandoned by his mother. The abuse starts after his father suffers a brain injury due to an accident at work and becomes a ‘monster’ who is unable to control his anger and disappointment with life. By the grace of God, Bart (John Michael Finley) and his father manages to redeem their relationship during his teenage years and he gets to witness the power of faith and transformation first-hand.

Broadway actor, John Michael Finley (Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd), impresses with his on-screen debut in the lead-role of Bart Millard in this emotional film. Acclaimed actor, Dennis Quaid (The Right Stuff, Breaking Away, The Parent Trap, Far From Heaven) plays Arthur, Bart’s father, who saw his dreams dashed and strives to protect his son from similar disappointment, even if it means having no dreams at all. The film also boasts impressive performances by model and television star, Madeline Carroll, in the role of Millard’s wife Shannon as well as Golden Globe Winner, Cloris Leachman (A Brand New Life, Malcolm in the Middle), as Memaw. 

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is a gripping reminder of the power of hope and forgiveness and beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love - or from an eternal home in Heaven. This powerful movie is distributed by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment and will hit South African cinemas on 11 May 2018.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6450186/videoplayer/vi3335632921?ref_=tt_ov_vi

THE MOVIE WILL BE SHOWING AT THE FOLLOWING CINEMAS:

STER-KINEKOR

CAPE: Tygervalley, Cape Gate, Blueroute, Somerset Mall and Garden Route Mall

KZN: Gateway

GAUTENG: Mall Of Africa, Cradlestone, Matlosana, Brooklyn Commercial, Kolonnade, Irene, Cresta, Mall Of Carnival and Eastgate

NU METRO

Canal Walk, Cornubia, Hyde Park, Menlyn Park, Pavilion, Westgate, Woodlands and Welkom

INDEPENDANT SITES

Epic Mall@Reds, Epic Northridge, Maxi Cineplex, Midlands Cine, Movies@Emnotweni, Movies@Monte, NC Game City and Sincoast Cine

SOCIAL MEDIA

For more information on I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, including official trailers, please visit Ster-Kinekor’s Facebook Page or follow them on Twitter at @SterEnt.

Hashtags: Join in on the conversation by using #ICOISA and #ICanOnlyImagine

INTERNATIONAL LINKS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/icanonlyimaginemovie/ 

Instagram: @icanonlyimaginemovie 

Twitter: @icanonlyimaginefilm