Stephen Curry’s production company, Unanimous Media, has announced the release of “Emanuel,” a documentary film detailing the June 17, 2015, mass shooting by a white supremacist at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. The film will be in theaters for only two days this summer: June 17 (the fourth anniversary of the shooting) and June 19.
“Emanuel” tells the untold story of the nine victims who were murdered and the three others who survived. Brian Ivie is the director. Curry and Oscar-winning actress and producer Viola Davis are listed as the executive producers. Curry, a two-time NBA MVP and three-time champion with the Golden State Warriors, took to Twitter last week to promote the documentary.
The documentary #Emanuel produced by @UnanimousMedia will be in theaters for two nights only: June 17 & 19. I’m honored to help tell the poignant, untold story of the victims and survivors of the Charleston church shooting. Tickets and info at https://t.co/Yq25ZpXCyK
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 20, 2019
“I’m honored to help tell the poignant, untold story of the victims and survivors of the Charleston church shooting,” Curry said.
He also shared last fall in a statement to The Christian Post, “The documentary highlights how a horrible tragedy can bring a community together, and spreads an important message about the power of forgiveness. Stories like this are the reason we created Unanimous and entered the entertainment space. I hope the film inspires others like it does me.”
Curry’s Christian faith was the driving force behind his desire to create Unanimous Media, which gives him a platform to spread positive messages in the entertainment industry. Unanimous Media is busy working on a variety of other family-friendly and faith-based projects, so Curry hopes the power of forgiveness conveyed in “Emanuel” is just the beginning. Curry is also an executive producer for “Breakthrough,” a faith-based drama starring Topher Grace, set for release on April 12, 2019.
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