DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fifty years ago, following a 20-year Jordanian occupation, Jerusalem was re-unified with Israel, and now for the first time, these historic events will be brought to the big screen. With personal accounts, historical footage and professional reenactments, Israel’s 55th Paratrooper Brigade is celebrated in the feature-length docudrama, “IN OUR HANDS: The Battle for Jerusalem.” This special, one-night event comes to U.S. movie theaters on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. local time, from Fathom Events and the Christian Broadcast Network (CBN).
Following the feature, CBN CEO Gordon Robertson will share the significance of the Six-Day War and its implications on both current day and historical events.
Tickets for “IN OUR HANDS: The Battle for Jerusalem” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 600 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Less than 20 years after reforming as a nation, Israel was on the verge of extinction, but six days in early June 1967 changed the course of history. “IN OUR HANDS” tells the story of Israel’s 55th Paratrooper Brigade and how Israel’s defense forces risked everything for the sake of their homeland. With firsthand interviews and historical reenactments, this powerful docudrama focuses on the commitment and sacrifice of the soldiers who brought Jerusalem back under Israeli control. Israel still celebrates Jerusalem Day every year in remembrance of these historic events known as the Reunification of Jerusalem.
“’IN OUR HANDS: The Battle for Jerusalem’ features the untold and unparalleled tenacity of Israeli forces,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “This significant moment in Israel’s history will be featured on the big screen across the U.S. in stunning detail, the day before Israelis celebrate Jerusalem Day.”
“To know this story is to have to tell it, particularly on the 50th anniversary of the event,” CBN CEO Gordon Robertson said. “From the very Israeli paratroopers who fought it, IN OUR HANDS unveils the surprise victory that returned to the Jews the Old City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall of the old Temple. One soldier called it ‘the returning to the nation its heart.’ Most accounts of the Six-Day War are straight documentaries, and The Battle of Ammunition Hill is a sentence or two. No film we know of actually recreates these pivotal scenes and events with such intense accuracy. For new generations of Jews and Christians, IN OUR HANDS is a must-see.”
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Christian Broadcasting Network
Christian Broadcasting Network is a multifaceted nonprofit organization that provides cable, broadcast, satellite and online programming to approximately 200 countries around the world. CBN and its affiliated organizations aim to report the news of the day from an informed Christian perspective. For more than 50 years, CBN has continued to grow in both size and scope as a leading voice in Christian broadcasting, media and communications by utilizing cutting-edge technology in every area of its operation.
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