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Award-winning Faith Film 'Between Mercy and Me' to Release in Theaters Nationwide through Fathom Events for One Night Only, June 20

Inspiring Film Breaks Barriers with Compelling Storyline on Race, Gentrification, and Interracial Dating, Accompanied by Original Music

Icon Media Group
May 16, 2023

CINCINNATI, Ohio, May 16, 2023 /Christian Newswire/ -- As a perfect follow up to the Juneteenth holiday, a new faith film – "Between Mercy and Me" – is set to challenge societal norms and spark honest and raw conversations around sensitive topics including race, gentrification, interracial dating within the evangelical church and beyond. The award-winning faith film features an original musical score and stand-out musical performances and delivers a unique cinematic experience that will resonate with audiences of all backgrounds. "Between Mercy and Me" will be available in theaters nationwide on June 20, for one night only, through Fathom Events at 7pm local time.  Tickets are available now at Fathom Events.

"Between Mercy and Me" has already garnered awards from several notable film festivals including "Best Musical Soundtrack" at the International Christian Film and Music Festival (2022); "Best Screenplay" at the New York Movie Awards (2021), and an "Honorable Mention" at the Florence Film Awards (2022).
View Trailer HERE.

"Between Mercy and Me" centers around Hugo, a talented musician and worship leader. As his community begins to shudder under the impact of gentrification and tragedy, Hugo sinks into the emotional circumstances of the world around him.  His pastor challenges him to produce new music, something a bit more inspirational, in hopes of uplifting the congregation.  Facing writer's block in his sanctuary, he opts to visit the new and improved neighborhood coffee shop where he encounters Mercy.  A jubilant and extraverted fellow musician, Mercy offers to join Hugo in his song writing efforts. As their relationship grows, they are surprised by the reactions from their communities, friends and their own families. Hugo and Mercy, determined to not let hard conversations or tension keep them from being together, set out to create space for honest conversations and work towards unification in their community, challenging biases seen and unseen, often unspoken. One evening, their relationship is rocked by a routine traffic stop causing them to come face to face their own internal narratives and beliefs.  Will they choose to wear vulnerability with one another or move apart with hard hearts affirming the very biases that they worked so hard to obliterate?

"Between Mercy and Me" was co-written and directed by Craig Lamar Brown, produced by Chase Crawford (Four by Three Productions), and Ashlee Mello (Day Twosday Productions). The film features original music by Andrea Summer who co-wrote the script with Brown and stars as "Mercy" with David Driskill as "Hugo." It also features appearances by popular radio host and minister Dr. Michael Brown, James Troup, and Kyndra Jefferies.

"Between Mercy and Me" is a must-watch film for all who desire to learn more about having honest, authentic, and more meaningful conversations about race, and the impact of racial divisions within the church.

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About Brown Brown Films
Brown Brown Films is an independent production company founded in 2020 out of Cincinnati Ohio. It specializes in creating and funding feature films, documentaries and television series that explore the power of faith.

About Collide Distribution
Collide Distribution, a division of Collide Media Group. The Collide team has worked on over 100 Faith-Based films, creating, and executing marketing campaigns that have generated billions of impressions and resulted in hundreds of millions of ticket transactions. The Group is located in historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee.

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all of the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.

SOURCE Icon Media Group

Robin Barnett, Icon Media Group, robin@iconmediagroup.com                    
Colette Carey, Fathom Events, ccarey@fathomevents.com