Faith Of Our Fathers – a moving story about faith and friendship forged in battle, and the love of fathers that spans generations – premiered nationwide last week and honored military personnel as it did.
Bypassing a traditional Hollywood premiere, the movie hosted multiple regional premieres and had veterans walk the red carpet, greeted by film stars and filmmakers. The atypical red-carpet events took place in Birmingham, AL; Simi Valley, CA; Sioux Falls, SD; and West Monroe, LA.
“Faith Of Our Fathers joins every person commemorating the Vietnam War and honors all who have served in U.S. uniform,” commented film star and producer Kevin Downes as the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. “Theaters across the country are offering discounts to help more veterans see the film – one more way to say ‘Thank you.’”
A Downes Brothers production in association with Pure Flix, Faith Of Our Fathers stars Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Downes, David A.R. White, Candace Cameron Bure, Rebecca St. James, and Si Robertson, Duck Dynasty's "Uncle Si," who is a Vietnam veteran.
It tells the story of two men who embark on a journey to learn more about their respective fathers who had met a quarter-century earlier during the Vietnam War. Guided by their fathers’ letters from the battlefield, they make their way to “The Wall” – the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC – and discover along the way that the devastation of war cannot break the love of a father for his son.
"Uplifting and encouraging, Faith Of Our Fathers is an important journey – one that brings honor and, hopefully, healing to vets and families affected by their great sacrifices," shared Producer Bobby Downes.
"From Vietnam battlefields to emotional battlefields of today, Faith Of Our Fathers shows the power of faith in God to transform lives," he added.
Pure Flix Co-Founder and President Michael Scott said his company is “thrilled” to partner with Downes Brothers and Samuel Goldwyn on the film.
"Faith Of Our Fathers honors all of those who served," Scott stated.
By NRB Staff
Published: July 9, 2015