Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue ICRS: Retailers receive special screening of 'The Song'
ICRS: Retailers receive special screening of 'The Song' PDF Print E-mail
Written by Natalie Gillespie   
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:55 AM EDT

TheSongFilmWhen Louisville, Kentucky-based screenwriter and director Richard Ramsey got the idea to portray the biblical King Solomon on film as a modern-day singer-songwriter, he wondered if he was going a little nuts. But the more he thought about it, the more intriguing the idea became. The result is The Song, an upcoming September theatrical release more than two years in the making that tells a gripping tale of what fame, fortune and sins of the flesh can do to true love.

Starring Nashville actors Alan Powell, Ali Faulkner and Caitlin Nicol Thomas, The Song tells the story of Jed King, a singer-songwriter (and son of a famous singer named David King) who makes it to the big time and almost loses his family and his life in the process. The film contains 11 original songs, including a beautiful title track performed by Powell and Thomas. Powell plays guitar, and Thomas shows off her violin and vocal skills throughout the film, which was screened twice for retailers and suppliers Monday night at ICRS in Atlanta. The actors also played the title track live before several hundred retailers.

At a reception before the screening, the actors and director mingled with retailers and suppliers and talked about the impact they hope it will make.

“When I first read the script, it impacted me,” Powell said. “It still impacts me every time I see it.”

The movie is a City on a Hill Production, and includes a partnership with best-selling author and pastor Kyle Idleman. Small group study curriculum and other church resources will release at the same time as the film, in hopes that the movie can be a tool to bring healing to marriages and bring hope to the lost.

“It’s an honest look at love, sex, marriage, and true satisfaction in life,” Idleman said.

Ramsey calls it “a film for the restless,” referencing Jeremiah 29:13, which states: “You will find me when you seek me with all of your heart.”

The Song is scheduled to release in more than 400 theaters nationwide on September 26. For more information, visit www.thesongmovie.com.

 
Read the Vacation Bible School 2014 guide

In this current issue:

About a Mile garners 2014’s highest-selling debut from new artist

News image

Adam, Luke and Levi Klutinoty—three brothers collectively known as About...

READ MORE

Box-office hit ‘Heaven Is for Real’ now in Christian retail stores

News image

Heaven Is for Real landed on Christian retail-store shelves July...

READ MORE

Trevin Wax named to CT’s millennial influencer list

News image

B&H Publishing Group author Trevin Wax was named to Christianity...

READ MORE

Barbour Publishing signs contract with Josh McDowell

News image

Barbour Publishing has announced it has signed a contract with...

READ MORE

NRF expects stronger second half of retail year

News image

The National Retail Federation on Wednesday lowered its retail sales...

READ MORE

Shoppers say back-to-school shopping is best in-store

News image

Students soon will be headed back to school (BTS), and...

READ MORE

Serial robber hits Family Christian’s Fresno store

News image

Police in Fresno, California, are looking for a man allegedly...

READ MORE

Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited subscription service

News image

Amazon.com introduced on July 18 Kindle Unlimited—a new subscription service...

READ MORE

Facebook tests consumer ‘Buy’ button to help businesses

News image

Facebook is now testing a new feature to help businesses...

READ MORE

Faith-based surfer film nominated for three film festival awards

News image

The Perfect Wave has been nominated for three awards at...

READ MORE

Recording artist Yancy adds Spanish songs to free app

News image

Yancy’s Little Praise Party app is getting a bilingual upgrade with...

READ MORE

Liguori Publications acquires Franciscan Media’s parish resources

News image

Liguori Publications, a Catholic publisher and Redemptorist ministry, has purchased...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a