DENVERâ€”From Fathom Events and Fuseic Entertainment comes the compelling documentaryÂ â€œRuss Taff: I Still Believe,â€ chronicling the multi-GRAMMYÂ® and Dove Award-winning starâ€™s unparalleled musical journey and behind-the-scenes battle with alcoholism.
Playing in cinemas nationwideÂ October 30 at 7:00 p.m.Â local time, this one-night inspirational event is not-to-be-missed. Immediately following the film, theater audiences will have the opportunity to view a special acoustic session with Taff and his friend, multi-GRAMMYÂ® Award-winning singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman.
Tickets forÂ â€œRuss Taff: I Still Believeâ€Â can be purchased atÂ FathomEvents.comÂ and participating theater box offices.
Fathom Events and Fuseic Entertainment present â€œRuss Taff: I Still Believeâ€ in nearly 600 select movie theaters onÂ October 30Â through Fathomâ€™s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom EventsÂ website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Acclaimed director Rick Altizer (â€œChonda Pierce: Laughing in the Darkâ€) traces Taffâ€™s iconic four-decade career, as well as the childhood trauma he suffered at the hands of an alcoholic father and abusive mother.
Unable to overcome his shame for many years, Taff turned to alcohol, distancing his family, threatening his career and jeopardizing his life. In “Russ Taff: I Still Believe”Â the award-winning Gospel singer candidly reveals how a tumultuous past fueled his own addiction and the ultimate healing he embraced in the power of Christ’sÂ love and forgiveness. â€œI Still Believeâ€ also shines an important spotlight on Taffâ€™s wife of 42 years, Tori. Her tough love, fervent prayers and unfailing devotion helped her husband find freedom from his past through Godâ€™s mercy.
The film includes appearances from such legendary artists and entertainers asÂ AmyÂ Grant, MercyMeâ€™s Bart Millard, Michael W. Smith, Newsboysâ€™ Michael Tait, Bill Gaither, and comedians Mark Lowry and Chonda Pierce.
â€œIn this feature, Russ Taff highlights a very important issueâ€”alcoholismâ€”and his journey to overcome that addiction,â€ Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. â€œEvents like this offer people the opportunity to reflect on their lives and begin to have conversations around a very real cultural issue.â€
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAsÂ® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors.Â Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Eventsâ€™ live Digital Broadcast Network (â€œDBNâ€) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 941 locations and 1,496 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visitÂ FathomEvents.com.
Hailed byÂ BillboardÂ magazine as â€œthe single most electrifying voice in Christian music,â€ Russ Taff has garnered six GRAMMYÂ® Awards and 18 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame an unprecedented three timesâ€”as a soloist, as well as a member of The Imperials and the Gaither Vocal Bandâ€”Taff is also a member of the Christian Music Hall of Fame and theÂ Arkansas Walk of Fame.Â He has recorded 11 solo albums to date and his classic singles include â€œWe Will Stand,â€ â€œIâ€™m Not Alone,” “Not Gonna Bow”Â and â€œLove Is Not A Thing.â€ From rock giants Kings of Leon to MercyMeâ€™s Bart Millard and Newsboysâ€™ Michael Tait, Taffâ€™s influence is felt throughout the music world.
About Fuseic EntertainmentÂ
Director Rick Altizer and producer Kent Songer launched Fuseic Entertainment in 2002 as a developer of proprietary music, animation and film projects that encourage, edify and strengthen faith and belief for individuals and families. Fuseic Entertainment releases include the award-winning 2015 box office hit, â€œChonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark,â€ as well as last yearâ€™s follow-up, â€œChonda Pierce: Enough.â€