NASHVILLE (BP) – Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting attended Lifeway Films screenings of two upcoming faith-based movies, “Show Me the Father” and “Sabina,” on the evenings of June 14 and 15.
“Show Me the Father,” by Sony Pictures’ Affirm Films, will release in theaters nationwide on Sept. 10, 2021. The film is the first documentary from the Kendrick brothers, whose past film credits include “Overcomer,” “Courageous” and “War Room.”
The documentary weaves stories of fatherhood experiences, both good and bad, from individuals around the country, including Sherman Smith, former NFL running backs coach, Jim Daly, Focus on the Family president, and filmmaker Stephen Kendrick. These moving and often surprising accounts interspersed with short teaching segments on the fatherhood of God from Tony Evans, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, sparked collective gasps from the audience during the SBC screening.
“Everyone has a father story, but not everyone has learned how to redeem it for their own good and the good of others” said executive producer Stephen Kendrick. “Even though fatherlessness is directly connected to so much brokenness in today’s world, we wanted to go beyond traditional documentaries and show how God is the perfect Father and can amazingly provide the love and healing to anyone at any stage in life.”
The estimated 800 messengers who attended the June 14 screening of “Show Me the Father” gave a standing ovation at the conclusion of the film before engaging in a question-and-answer segment with the Kendrick brothers and members of the film’s crew. The Kendrick brothers shared that the documentary will be followed by the theatrical release of “Courageous Legacy,” a remastered and expanded version of their fatherhood-themed, live-action movie which will celebrate its 10-year anniversary later this summer.