I Can Only Imagine tells the incredible true-life story that inspired award-winning Christian band Mercy Me’s chart-topping song “I Can Only Imagine.” The movie is a powerful reminder of how God can soften the hardest of hearts, offer forgiveness to the unforgivable and mend broken relationships. The movie hits theaters nationwide Friday, March 16. Watch the official trailer:
Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Millard turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury — combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential — set Millard on a musical pathway.
Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Millard hits the road in an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe — named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.
Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Moms’ Night Out, and Woodlawn), I Can Only Imagine stars Golden-Globe® nominee Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow, The Rookie, Soul Surfer), Oscar®-winner Cloris Leachman (The Iron Giant, The Last Picture Show, Young Frankenstein), platinum-selling country music legend Trace Adkins, author and actress Priscilla Shirer (War Room), Madeline Carroll (Mr. Poppers Penguins) and Broadway’s J. Michael Finley (“Les Miserables”).
A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, I Can Only Imagine beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love — or from an eternal home in Heaven.
For more information about the movie, please visit www.icanonlyimagine.com.
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