On April 6, The Case for Christ will premiere one night before its national theatrical debut. Featuring a Q&A with Lee Strobel and his wife, Leslie, as well as several notable guests, the film will be live at 8 p.m. EST thanks to a collaboration between Fathom Events and Pure Flix. While sharing the cinematic story about Strobel’s quest to disprove Christianity, his relationship with Leslie, and a criminal case he was pursuing journalistically, the premiere’s special insight into the Strobels’ thoughts will augment these elements.
The film asks, when a journalist’s wife begins to express interest in beliefs he is sure are the work of a cult, what is he to do? The answer: he investigates the story, challenging the theology and history of Jesus and the church. That’s at the heart of The Case for Christ, built on Strobel’s expose of the same name as well as the Strobels’ 2002 memoir, Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage.
To tell that story, an ensemble was required. Here, Mike Vogel stars as Strobel, alongside Erika Christensen as Leslie, with notable actors Faye Dunaway, Robert Forster, Frankie Faison, and L. Scott Caldwell also sharing in the storytelling under the direction of Jonathan M. Gunn, based on a script from Brian Bird.
Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said, “The Case for Christ has affected lives of numerous people around the world. This re-telling of Strobel’s journey of faith brings to life a story that has become hugely influential in the world of Christian apologetics today, and we are thrilled to be a part of its cinematic debut.”
Tickets for this one-night event are available online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). Besides seeing the film and participating in the live Q&A, ticket purchasers receive a free download of the first two chapters of The Case for Christ book.
“We believe Lee and Leslie Strobel’s real-life story, which led him to write The Case for Christ, makes for a compelling movie,” added Michael Scott, CEO and co-founder of Pure Flix and a producer of the film. “What a privilege to see them live on movie screens talking about their experiences to a nationwide audience.”