MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, an uplifting film for the whole family, based on the true story of a young family facing life’s most challenging issues with love, faith, kindness and compassion, comes to theaters nationwide Wednesday from Columbia Pictures, in association with AFFIRM Films.
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN stars Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, Eugenio Derbez and Queen Latifah. Directed by Patricia Riggen. Screenplay by Randy Brown based on the book by Christy Beam. Produced by Joe Roth, T.D. Jakes and DeVon Franklin.
In theaters Wednesday, March 16
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family. When Christy Beam (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. As Christy searches she befriends Angela (Queen Latifah), who helps bring everyday joy and hope back to the Beam family. After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family’s faith restored and their community inspired.
How to explain a miracle?
Anna Beam’s recovery from a debilitating disorder defied medical explanations. Anna’s mom, Christy, knew it was a miracle. When the accident and surrounding crisis had passed, Anna spoke of heaven and of seeing Jesus. Just as amazing, she was “asymptomatic” for the disease. Cured. Ask Christy Beam if MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN adequately captures the miracle. Ask the question any hurting parent would ask: why Anna?
How else does a miracle change a person?
In one Bible account, Jesus healed ten lepers and only one returned to thank him. One message is that different people handle miracles differently. Did Anna’s healing change her long-term? Her family? Their neighbors and community? What else changed?
Faith films drawing fabulous actors
This film has attracted some of the most accomplished and in-demand stars – Golden Globe®-winning, Emmy®-nominated and Academy Award®-nominated actors stepped into this story about faith that is challenged and restored. Jennifer Garner is a four-time Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee and Golden Globe® winner for her popular television series Alias. Queen Latifah was nominated for an Oscar® for CHICAGO and an Emmy® in Bessie. What drew these actors to this story? And how are faith films rising in stature?
BASED ON THE BOOK BY:
Jennifer Garner (PEARL HARBOR, Alias)
Kylie Rogers (FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS)
Martin Henderson (EVEREST, Grey’s Anatomy)
Eugenio Derbez (THE BOOK OF LIFE)
Queen Latifah (The Wiz! Live)
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is released by Columbia Pictures, in association with AFFIRM Films, across North America and in select territories worldwide in partnership with Roth Films, T.D. Jakes Production and Franklin Entertainment, the producers of 2014’s hit film HEAVEN IS FOR REAL.
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About AFFIRM Films
AFFIRM Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, dedicated to producing, acquiring and marketing films that inspire, uplift and entertain audiences. For more information go to www.AFFIRMFilms.com