Welcome!

News Feed Item

Archdiocese Office Of New Evangelization Invites Angelinos To "Prayer And A Movie" For The Upcoming Theatrical Release Of SON OF GOD

SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION TO BE OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE TO THOSE WANTING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LIFE OF JESUS

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Office of New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is using the upcoming feature film SON OF GOD as an evangelization tool to help spread the message of Jesus Christ. The Archdiocese is offering special "Prayer and A Movie" showings of SON OF GOD, presented in Spanish in select theaters. Those attending will experience a brief spiritual reflection and prayer from a representative of the Office of New Evangelization for the Archdiocese. The event will conclude with a showing of the full length feature film dubbed in Spanish by well-known Hispanic actors. "SON OF GOD gives us the opportunity to be more aware of God's presence in our lives," said the Archbishop of Los Angeles, Jose H. Gomez.  "And it is wonderful that we have the opportunity to have this movie now, at this time."

The timing could not be more perfect, Pope Francis having been recently featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, and Newsweek highlighting an image of Jesus Christ on its cover. Faith is more ubiquitous and mainstream now than it has been in recent memory: And the Hispanic market is at the core of this movement. "It has always been important for us to share the story of Jesus with as wide an audience as possible.  While 100 million U.S. viewers saw THE BIBLE on television, we always knew that there is a large, very important part of the audience who were not able to enjoy it because of the language barrier," said producer Mark Burnett. "That's why we made SON OF GOD in Spanish."

Radio personality Silvia Pinal, better known by her radio name La Socia, is excited about the screenings and is urging her listeners to join her even if they have not been to church recently. "The family is the essence of love, unity, and growth. Our faith will remain in our hearts together with the Son of God," said Pinal. Her station, La Que Buena, will be giving away passes to these Spanish showings and is encouraging its listeners, a significant percentage of which is considered to be of some religious faith, to find theaters playing the Spanish version. LBI Media which owns La Que Buena is also giving away passes via its television station, Estrella TV. Viewers of Estrella TV and listeners of KBUE-FM will be encouraged to call in or text to win "Prayer and A Movie" passes this week.

The unprecedented Spanish language release of SON OF GOD features the voices of these popular Latino actors: Eduardo Verastegui ("Bella," "For Greater Glory") as Jesus; Blanca Soto ("Porque El Amor Manda," "Eva Luna") as Mary Magdalene; Jacqueline Bracamontes (host of "La Voz Mexico" "Sortilegio") as Martha; Karyme Lozano ("For Greater Glory," "Quiero Amarte") as Claudia; Giovanna Acha ("Beverly Hills Chihuahua") as Young Mary;  Latin Grammy Award winner Alexander Acha as Joseph; Adal Ramones ("Saving Private Perez," "Bailando por un Sueno") as Simon; Carlos Ponce ("Rio," "Couples Retreat") as Thomas and Academy Award® nominated Adriana Barraza ("Babel") as Mother Mary.  Verastegui also serves as Executive Producer of the Spanish language version of the film.

The Spanish version of the film will be available only through group sales and in select markets across the US.  To purchase group sales tickets in English or Spanish call (800) 970-1858 or email [email protected].[email protected]     

ABOUT SON OF GOD
SON OF GOD will be released in theaters nationwide on February 28, 2014. This major motion picture event -- an experience created to be shared among families and communities across the U.S. -- brings the story of the life of Jesus to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling that is both powerful and inspirational.

Producer and Actress Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel, The Bible) and Producer Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, Shark Tank, The Bible) brought the epic miniseries "The Bible" to television audiences around the world with their company LightWorkers Media.  The series became the number one cable entertainment telecast of the year, one of the fastest-selling TV-to-disc titles ever and went on to garner 3 Emmy® Award nominations.  Mixing adventure, action and drama from The Bible, the series drew acclaim for retelling the sacred text in a way that was relevant to today's audiences.

Now, the larger-than-life story of Jesus gets a larger-than-life treatment in the stand-alone feature SON OF GOD.  Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar®-winner Hans Zimmer.  Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado beautifully portrays the role of Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.  This movie has been able to bring leaders together with support from across all denominations.  The producers focused from the very beginning on creating an experience that would be shared by all.

ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
One of the world¹s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

ABOUT LIGHTWORKERS MEDIA
Celebrated Emmy-nominated actress and producer Roma Downey and her award winning husband producer Mark Burnett launched LightWorkers Media in 2011 with the children's DVD and book series "Little Angels" and its companion "Little Angels Storybook Bible".  LightWorkers Media produced the ten-hour hit miniseries THE BIBLE which was seen in the USA by 100 million people, was one of the fastest selling TV-to-Disc titles ever and was nominated for three Emmy awards. Additionally they are producing the series "AD ", a sequel to The Bible series for NBC and they recently acquired Alice Hoffman's award winning novel The Dovekeepers.  LightWorkers Media is dedicated to shining a light and bringing uplifting content to people of all ages.

ABOUT THE ARCHDIOCESE OF LOS ANGELES
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is the largest Catholic Archdiocese in the United States with more than five million Catholics. The diocese was established in 1840, and was created an archbishopric in 1936. Archbishop Jose H. Gomez is the fifth Archbishop of Los Angeles. There are a total of 287 parishes located in 120 cities throughout the Archdiocese.

LIBERMAN BROADCASTING, INC.
Liberman Broadcasting, Inc. is a leading Spanish-language entertainment company and one of the largest Spanish-language radio and television broadcasters in the United States, based on revenues and number of stations.  The Company owns 21 radio stations (fifteen FM and six AM) and nine television stations in greater Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX, Denver, CO, Houston, TX, New York, NY, Phoenix, AZ,

Salt Lake City, UT, and San Diego, CA. The Company also owns Estrella TV, a leading Spanish-language national television broadcast network in the United States.  The Company also owns four television production facilities that it uses to produce its core television programming.  The Estrella TV Network can now be seen in over 90 markets across the United States.  For more information, visit http://www.lbimedia.com.

SOURCE Archdiocese of Los Angeles; LBI Media

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and ...
Application transformation and DevOps practices are two sides of the same coin. Enterprises that want to capture value faster, need to deliver value faster – time value of money principle. To do that enterprises need to build cloud-native apps as microservices by empowering teams to build, ship, and run in production. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Neil Gehani, senior product manager at HPE, discussed what every business should plan for how to structure their teams to delive...
"Venafi has a platform that allows you to manage, centralize and automate the complete life cycle of keys and certificates within the organization," explained Gina Osmond, Sr. Field Marketing Manager at Venafi, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We are a modern development application platform and we have a suite of products that allow you to application release automation, we do version control, and we do application life cycle management," explained Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"ReadyTalk is an audio and web video conferencing provider. We've really come to embrace WebRTC as the platform for our future of technology," explained Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at WebRTC Summit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
We are always online. We access our data, our finances, work, and various services on the Internet. But we live in a congested world of information in which the roads were built two decades ago. The quest for better, faster Internet routing has been around for a decade, but nobody solved this problem. We’ve seen band-aid approaches like CDNs that attack a niche's slice of static content part of the Internet, but that’s it. It does not address the dynamic services-based Internet of today. It does...
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web ...
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Phil Hombledal, Solution Architect at CollabNet, discussed how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
Kubernetes is a new and revolutionary open-sourced system for managing containers across multiple hosts in a cluster. Ansible is a simple IT automation tool for just about any requirement for reproducible environments. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Patrick Galbraith, a principal engineer at HPE, discussed how to build a fully functional Kubernetes cluster on a number of virtual machines or bare-metal hosts. Also included will be a brief demonstration of running a Galera MyS...