An upcoming film about Christian singer Jeremy Camp will break new ground by becoming the first faith-based movie to play nationally on IMAX screens.
I Still Believe (PG) will open March 13 in traditional and IMAX theaters but will have early showings on March 11 only on IMAX screens. The faith-based romance tells the story of Camp’s relationship with his first wife, Melissa, who died of ovarian cancer. Camp penned his well-known song, I Still Believe, after her death.
Kanye’s Jesus Is King, a 38-minute film, showed in IMAX theaters last year. But I Still Believe will become the first full-length faith-based feature movie to show on the giant format.
Jon Erwin, who co-directed I Still Believe with his brother, Andrew, called it a significant step forward for the faith-based genre. Their previous film was the 2018 hit I Can Only Imagine.
“After the success of I Can Only Imagine, our dream has been to expand the possibilities of what faith-based films can become,” Erwin told Christian Headlines. “It’s so exciting to partner with IMAX to immerse the audience in faith and music in a whole new way. It’s a first for a faith film, and we can’t wait for the audience to experience I Still Believe in IMAX.”
I Still Believe stars several well-known actors, including K.J. Apa (Riverdale, The Hate U Give) as Camp and Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland, The Space Between Us) as Melissa. Gary Sinise (Apollo 13), singer Shania Twain, Melissa Roxburgh (Manifest) and Cameron Arnett (Overcomer) have supporting roles.
The film was named No. 1 on Seventeen Magazine’s list of “7 Most Romantic Movies Premiering in 2020.”
I Still Believe producer Kevin Downes said he hopes the film reaches a younger generation.
“And I believe that this film is going to do that – mainly because the cast is gonna really allow an opportunity for that younger audience to want to come in and experience an emotional true love story,” Downes told Christian Headlines. “But what's great is our foundation, our basis, is the Bible.”
Visit imax.com/movies/i-still-believe to find an IMAX theater showing I Still Believe.
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.