Four years ago, the nation paused in horror and disbelief as the news of a mass shooting during bible study in Charleston, SC began to make headlines.
9 lives were taken June 17, 2015 at Emanuel AME Church, and countless others were forever changed by the horrific acts carried out by a then 21 year old, Dylan Roof.
The memories of Pastor Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel Simmons, Sharonda Singleton, Myra Thompson, Cynthia Hurd, Suzie Jackson, Ethel Lance, and DePayne Middleton-Doctor are forever etched in the fabric of the Charleston community, and Emanuel AME Church. Their service, contributions and lives are remembered through the stories that play out on screen in “Emanuel” a documentary film coming to theatres during a special 2-day showing via Fathom Events.
See “EMANUEL,” in theater’s nationwide June 17 and 19th, as survivors, families and the Emanuel/Charleston community tell their story in their own words. Documenting the events of June 17, 2015, “EMANUEL” is a powerful documentary that examines how faith, hope and forgiveness healed a devastated community after the heinous church shooting at Emanuel A.M.E., carried out by white supremacist Dylan Roof.
Executive produced by Stephen Curry, Viola Davis, Julius Tennons, co-producer Mariska Hargitay and directed by Brian Ivie, the documentary compellingly weaves the history of race relations in Charleston, the significance and impact of Mother Emanuel Church, and the hope that somehow emerges in the aftermath.
For tickets and showtimes, visit: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/emanuel-2019
For more information, visit: http://emanuelmovie.com and follow #EMANUELmovie on all social media platforms.
PLEASE NOTE: All producers’ proceeds from EMANUEL will go to the victims’ families and the survivors.