Man of God coming to 800 theatres across the U.S. on March 21. Photo: Courtesy of Fathom Events
NEW YORK – Man of God, the award-winning film about the inspirational story of Saint Nektarios — one of the most renowned Greek Orthodox saints — was a box office success on March 21, the first night of its two-night-only release, finishing in fourth position, on a per screen average, among the top-five highest grossing films in the U.S., behind The Batman, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, and Uncharted.
Man of God was originally scheduled to be released in select theaters nationwide for one night only (March 21), but, due to popular demand, Fathom Events added another showing, Monday, March 28.
The Man of God cast features Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Hellenic Academy Award winner Aris Servetalis (The Waiter), and Alexander Petrov (Attraction). The music for the film was composed by two-time French Cesar winner Zbigniew Preisner with a special performance by Golden Globe winner Lisa Gerrard. The movie is written, directed, and produced by Yelena Popovic.
A priest of the common people, St. Nektarios’ popularity provoked jealousy among the clergy in Alexandria and, as a result, he was defrocked and expelled from Egypt. In contrast to his religious “superiors,” Nektarios cared for the poor, taught peasant girls to read and write, and performed miracles. Even his last moment on earth was used to help another: upon his death, Nektarios’ undergarment was removed, and as it fell upon a paralyzed man in the hospital bed next to him, the lame man miraculously arose to walk. Nektarios was recognized as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church in 1961, and his feast day is celebrated on November 9.
“Man of God is a great choice for Lenten viewing, reminding us to do our part in trampling the accuser under our feet as we pursue the unglamorous path of holiness,” said Andrew Petiprin in his review of the movie for Word on Fire.
Tickets for this inspirational, biographical drama can be found at FathomEvents.com: https://bit.ly/36noEH9 or at participating theater box offices.
For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). For group sales information, click here: https://bit.ly/3wBstmV.
Man of God dominated the Greece/Cyprus box office for four straight weeks when it was released in August 2021.
The film was produced by Simeon Entertainment and View Master Films in association with the Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi, St. Maxim the Greek Institute, The Holy Metropolis of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki, and Eurogroup, and with the support of Ingenuity-FO, Deep Dream, NP Insurance, Minetta Insurance and EKOME (The National Center of Audiovisual Media and Communication). In the U.S., promotional partners include Antenna 1 Satellite, Orthodox Christian Network, and Ancient Faith Ministries. Pinnacle Peak Pictures (fka Pure Flix) is overseeing international sales for the film.
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