Provocative music-driven love story to contend in year of faith films
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New movie addresses themes of love and meaning in Hollywood’s ‘Year of the Bible’
ATLANTA, GA (July 17, 2014) – Gritty American Roots music combines with ancient wisdom and a classic love triangle to deliver the most provocative film in Hollywood’s “Year of the Bible” – THE SONG. Releasing nationwide on September 26, 2014, from Samuel Goldwyn Films and City on A Hill Studio, THE SONG takes an honest look into the life of a world-weary recording artist searching for meaning and love. Inspired by the Song of Solomon (known for its poetic language about love and lovers), THE SONG features 11 original songs with an American Roots flavor.
The release of THE SONG coincides with the Synod of Bishops, held Oct. 5-19, 2014, in Rome, where Catholic bishops from around the world will meet with Pope Francis to address the pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.
THE SONG follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell of Anthem Lights) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is love-struck by the vineyard owner’s daughter, Rose (Ali Faulkner, TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN), and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose “The Song,” which becomes a breakout hit. Thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation in the form of fellow performer Shelby Bale (Caitlin Nicol-Thomas, “Nashville”), Jed’s life and marriage begin to fall apart.
“THE SONG is a mini-masterpiece,” says Lori Hadacek Chaplin, journalist for Catholic Digest. “Christian filmmakers are really upping their game. THE SONG has a compelling message, but it doesn’t sacrifice the art.”
Woven throughout the story is voice-over narration taken from verses in Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes and Proverbs; metaphorically, the film draws on the life and writings of King Solomon, thought to be one of the wisest men in history, and known for his book on love and intimacy. However, with its entertaining blend of music, romance and heartbreak, THE SONG plays to wider audiences and is reminiscent of films like WALK THE LINE, COUNTRY STRONG and CRAZY HEART.
“THE SONG has the potential to resonate with anyone, regardless of their beliefs or background,” says writer and director Richard Ramsey. “I think movie-goers will appreciate this film as a stand-alone music-driven drama that plays as a cautionary love story and not a cinematic sermon.”
THE SONG soundtrack, slated to be released on September 16, will feature 11 original songs and three covers of much-loved hits, with contributions from artists including Ricky Skaggs. In the months leading up to the release of THE SONG, Powell and Nicol-Thomas will reprise their roles as Jed King and Shelby Bale, making appearances at several music festivals across the country.
For more information on the film and cast, and to download high-res media images and clips, visit www.TheSongMovie.com/Press.
For more information, or to schedule an interview with one of the cast members or production team, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.
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