Cinedigm on June 15 announced that A Father’s Legacy will receive a one-night theatrical presentation on June 17, ahead of the Father’s Day weekend, with a digital rental release planned for July.
The film will be screened in conjunction with Fathom Events in theaters nationwide, beginning at 7 p.m. After the movie, the event features a conversation with director and star Jason Mac and Pastor Brannon Shortt from Bayside Church about the importance of fatherhood, how the choices you make have consequences and additional key takeaways from the film.
A Father’s Legacy is an inspirational story that follows a young man (Jason Mac) on the run after an armed robbery. Hiding from the law, he sets out to find the father he never knew. Venturing further away from the city streets, he finds himself at the secluded home of a stranger (Tobin Bell). As the days pass and the secrets about their past are revealed, they learn that they might not have been looking for each other — but they may have been brought together for a reason.
“This film was born out of one of the most difficult times in my life,” says writer-director Mac. “My father was my protector; a guardian I knew would always be there, and then one day he wasn’t. The loss forced me to look inside and really explore what it was to be a father. Too many young men have no male role model growing up, so I hope that becomes a lesson and learning from this film.”
Aside from Bell and Mac, the film stars, Rebeca Robles (Reprisal, Ambitions) and Gregory Alan Williams (Remember the Titans). A Father’s Legacy was produced by Mac and John Lerchen, under his Forever Safe Productions banner.
A Father’s Legacy (previously titled The Old Man & The Pond) was the Official Selection of the Heartland International Film Festival and the Official Selection of the Soho International Film Festival.
“The theater-going experience is about community, and the enjoyment that comes from experiencing stories with our friends and family,” said Yolanda Macias, chief content officer at Cinedigm. “Working with Fathom has given us the opportunity to share A Father’s Legacy with audiences all over the country. It is a story of redemption and unlikely kinship, and it challenges us to look at the relationships we have built in our life. We could not think of a better way to honor Father’s Day than by sharing this film with our audiences.”