Overcomer: Opening Day

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Date(s) - August 23, 2019
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AFFIRM Films, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (SPE) company, and Provident Films are pleased to announce the August 23 release of the brand new, highly-anticipated Kendrick brothers film, OVERCOMER. On the heels of the hit film, WAR ROOM, director Alex Kendrick will return to the big screen along with Shari Rigby (OCTOBER BABY, WILDFLOWER), Priscilla Shirer (WAR ROOM, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE), Cameron Arnett (Meet the Browns, STAND YOUR GROUND) and newcomer Aryn Wright-Thompson.

Writer and director Alex Kendrick stars as the lead in this exciting sports drama, taking viewers on a journey of self-discovery, when everything he once valued is taken away. Filled with a powerful mix of faith, humour, and a ton of heart, OVERCOMER follows the Kendricks’ previous features FACING THE GIANTS, FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS, and WAR ROOM.

“Everyone needs to answer the questions of ‘who is God,’ and ‘who am I,’” explains producer Stephen Kendrick. “We want to ask the audience those questions by showing them someone they can relate to. We want people to know who they are and that they’re loved by God. OVERCOMER is a discovery of who gets to determine our identity and what we have to overcome to embrace the life God has for us,” says Alex Kendrick.

Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of an unexpected twist. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave town, John questions the future of his family and his team. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete, Hannah, who pushes her limits on a journey toward her own self-discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new-found friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.

“OVERCOMER is the next powerful film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick, storytellers who have impacted the lives and hearts of millions of people around the world, had their work translated into over 40 languages and counting, and generated over $150 million in worldwide box office so far,” said Rich Peluso, Executive Vice President of AFFIRM Films. “When the Kendrick Brothers start a new film, people around the world take notice.”

OVERCOMER opens in theatres nationwide on August 23, 2019 and will leave audiences filled with hope, inspired to dream, and dared to revaluate who they think they are.

For film information, to watch the trailer and for local theatre listings, click here.

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