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In the enlightening new documentary, IS GENESIS HISTORY?, Dr. Del Tackett takes audiences on a remarkable journey to explore evidence that supports historic claims of the Book of Genesis with renowned scientists and Bible scholars.
IS GENESIS HISTORY? comes to movie theaters nationwide for a one-night event, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, from Compass Cinema and Fathom Events. Following the film, there will be a moderated on-screen discussion with Tackett and a panel of scientists and theologians regarding Genesis’ impact on Christians today. After the theater showings, the film will be available on DVD, VOD, and for church licensing on April 11, 2017.
Dr. Del Tackett is former president of the Focus on the Family Institute and a former senior vice president of Focus on the Family. He created Focus on the Family’s The Truth Project—a nationwide project to bring the Christian worldview to the body of Christ. Tackett addresses worldview and cultural issues through writing, speaking, film and TV.
IS GENESIS HISTORY? was produced by Compass Cinema and produced and directed by Thomas Purifoy, Jr.
“This film started from a conversation with my 10-year-old daughter about science, history and the Bible,” Purifoy said. “She wanted to know how the things in the world are explained by what she reads in the Bible. Her questions led me down a lot of different paths where I heard and saw some amazing things. I tried to put as many of them as I could into the documentary.”
“Millions of people have sincere questions about the origins of the earth and humanity. And there are contrasting views of our history, one of which is in the book of Genesis. The question is, which view is accurate? IS GENESIS HISTORY? makes a positive case that the Bible is historically reliable.”
Traveling the world, Tackett teams with experts in geology, biology, astronomy, archaeology, the Bible and more. Together they seek answers to longstanding questions surrounding the book of Genesis:
Dr. Del Tackett, host of the film, explains:
“People don’t need to feel unscientific in believing God’s Word as it is written. We wanted the film to show that there are smart, professional, respected scientists who are working in the field who have seen the evidence firsthand and believe that the evidence supports the historical narrative of Genesis.”
Thomas Purify, Jr. is a filmmaker and an educator. He has produced, written and directed numerous projects through his production company, Compass Cinema. In 2010, he started Compass Classroom to sell the company’s educational products to churches and families around the world.
This documentary used an unconventional theatrical release, launching the film as a one-night only theatrical event. Reportedly, over 143,000 people purchased tickets for the premiere event, making IS GENESIS HISTORY? the highest grossing and #1 per-screen average film in the country on February 23, 2017 (source: BoxOfficeMojo.com). This outpouring of support caused two additional evenings of encore screenings that ultimately earned the film $2.7-million in just three evenings.
Producer Thomas Purifoy Jr. said,
“We knew people were innately interested in the events recorded in Genesis, so we were confident in the subject matter. What we were surprised by was how many theaters sold out, added screens, then sold out again. Documentaries aren’t supposed to do well in theaters. IS GENESIS HISTORY? is a film that is continually breaking the mold.”
Official Web site: IsGenesisHistory.com