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Coming to U.S. movie theaters on September 7th for a special one-night event, Extraordinary tells the trust story of the acclaimed ultra-marathoner David Horton. The film follows Horton and his dream of tackling a nearly 3,000-mile run, which takes a toll on not only his body, but his marriage.

Although proud of David’s incredible athletic accomplishments and the impact he has on his students as a college professor, the Horton family pays a high price for his years of competitive running. Following his open-heart surgery and irreparable damage to his knees, wife Nancy Horton is ready for Dave to put away his racing shoes for good and instead focus on his home-life. Instead, feeling called by God to “inspire people one last time,” Dave sets off for a race across America.

Created and produced by the department of Cinematic Arts at Liberty University, Extraordinary will become the first feature film in history to be released in movie theaters nationwide.

Extraordinary will encourage couples to go the distance in their marriages and is a wonderful opportunity to start a dialogue about honoring your family, persevering, and finishing well,” said Liberty University President Jerry Falwell. “Daily, we challenge our students and faculty to engage the world through Christian media and Extraordinary does that in a big way. This movie truly is a labor of love for Liberty University’s film school.”

Fathom events teamed up with Liberty University to bring the film to the masses.

“Family plays an important role in our society,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “This redemptive story brings to light some of the sacrifices of marriage but will inspire audiences to appreciate, support and treasure their loved ones.”

The faith-based movie discusses topics of family, redemption, marriage and personal relationships with the Lord. Following the premier of the movie, a special panel discussion will be held by Fathom Events that includes filmmakers, Extraordinary cast members, and marriage experts to to discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy marriage, along with practical ways to improve relationships. As Horton’s marriage was tested during his grueling run, the panel will explore the impact that following your dreams can have on those closest to you.

The film features stars such as Leland Klassen (Alter Egos), Shari Rigby (October Baby), Kirk Cameron (Fireproof), and Karen Abercrombie (War Room).

A list of theaters showcasing the movie and options to buy tickets can be found on the movies website.

 

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