‘Facing Darkness,’ the Courageous Battle to Fight Ebola and Save the Lives of Two Medical Missionaries in Liberia, Comes to U.S. Cinemas for One Night on March 30

Featuring Franklin Graham and Ebola Survivor Dr. Kent Brantly, Fathom
Events and Samaritan’s Purse Present a True Story of Unwavering Faith

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FacingDarkness–The world watched helplessly as the Ebola virus consumed West Africa in
the Spring of 2014; international Christian relief organization
Samaritan’s Purse stepped forward to help. Now Facing
shares the moving story of how relief teams
relied on their faith and courage to battle this deadly disease. This
event comes to cinemas nationwide for one night on Thursday, March 30,
2017 at 7:00 p.m. local time, including exclusive behind-the-scenes
details from Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham and
Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly about the dramatic life and death
struggle as the epidemic raged in Liberia.

Tickets for “Facing Darkness” can be purchased online by
visiting www.FathomEvents.com
or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will
be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 select movie theaters. For a
complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website
(theaters and participants are subject to change).

Samaritan’s Purse had already been working in West Africa for many years
when the Ebola outbreak hit the area. Relief workers, doctors and nurses
quickly shifted their focus to efforts to helping Ebola victims and
launching prevention programs to combat the disease. A few weeks later,
two medical missionaries involved in the organization’s effort in
Liberia became infected. “Facing Darkness” follows Graham as his
team attempts something that had never been done before – the
international transport of an Ebola patient back to the United States
for treatment.

“We had treated our first Ebola patient in Liberia in June,” Brantly
says. “On July 23, I woke up feeling under the weather and was diagnosed
with Ebola shortly thereafter. And I prayed God would help me be more
faithful even in my illness.”

While the world looked for a cure, Graham and his staff were hard at
work to find a plane. “The clock was ticking, and Dr. Brantly was
dying,” he said. “Our team worked twenty-four-seven. People didn’t sleep
for days, calling everybody they knew, every contact in the government.
Eventually, we got through to the person in charge of the medical plane
equipped to quarantine deadly diseases. It was God behind the scenes
pulling the strings, pulling the levers that I believe saved Dr.
Brantly’s life.”

“Ebola swept into West Africa with seemingly no end in sight,” Fathom
Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “Then
Samaritan’s Purse–a symbol of faith–brought relief and hope to
thousands of people. In taking care of these two courageous
missionaries, Samaritan’s Purse highlighted the devastation of the
illness to the world.”

For individuals, groups, families and churches, “Facing Darkness
puts names and faces to the fear and heartbreak that gripped the
world–and the faith that stood in its path.

For artwork/photos related to “Facing Darkness,” visit the Fathom
Events press

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event
cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content
to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark
Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC)
(known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of
one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition
performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions
such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting
events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and
One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based
events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes
audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience
Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the
ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network
(“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America,
bringing live and pre-recorded events to 887 locations and 1,354 screens
in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more
information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

About Samaritan’s Purse International Relief

Samaritan’s Purse works to meet the physical and spiritual needs of
individuals in crisis situations. Led by Franklin Graham, Samaritan’s
Purse works in more than 100 countries to provide aid to victims of war,
disease, disaster, poverty, famine and persecution. For more information
visit www.samaritanspurse.org.


Fathom Events
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Communications for Samaritan’s Purse

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