With the holidays, we always hear about the “Magic of Christmas.” Is there something that you’ve had happen in your life that you can’t explain and feel that it might have been a miracle? You know that feeling, if you have those memories. Good words and deeds can be contagious. Doing something small like saving change, can make a huge difference in someone else’s life. Keep reading to find out more!
‘Christmas Jars’ is a special kind of film that will draw audiences into the lives of its characters in a deeply moving way,” said Michael Dunn, managing director of BYUtv. “It is an emotional, entertaining ride that we knew needed to be shared as widely as possible. Partnering with Fathom Events allows us to take this story to communities across the country and help families everywhere launch their holiday celebrations in a meaningful way.”
Based on the beloved novel by Jason F. Wright, “Christmas Jars” tells the story of reporter Hope Jensen, who uncovers the remarkable secret behind the glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously left for people in need. “Christmas Jars” is a phenomenon with a reach far beyond that of typical fiction, as it created a new tradition that has changed the lives of many people in their time of need all over the country.
“It’s tough to articulate what it means to see ‘Christmas Jars’ finally coming to life,” said Wright. “I’m so thrilled with what the team has done and that I don’t have to pretend to like the adaptation of my novel. I’m absolutely in love with it. Even more than buying a ticket and eating some popcorn, I want folks to go home and join the ‘Christmas Jars’ movement by putting a jar on their counter, filling it up and giving it away anonymously to someone in need during the holidays.”
Starring Jeni Ross (“Suits,” “Titans”) and Markian Tarasiuk (“Take Two,” “The Magicians”), the film is directed by Jonathan Wright (“Awakening the Zodiac,” “Love, Romance, & Chocolate”) and produced by critically acclaimed production company Muse Entertainment (“The Kennedys,” “The Wool Cap”) in association with BYUtv.
“Christmas Jars” will be presented on select theater screens across the U.S. through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
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What is a Christmas Jar?
The Christmas Jar tradition is based on the 2005 New York Times bestselling novel by Jason Wright. A Christmas Jar is a pickle jar, peanut butter jar, Mason jar or anything else you have to collect spare change each day. All coins are dedicated to the jar all year long, and during the week before Christmas you carefully select someone to give it to anonymously. Was a neighbor laid off? Is a coworker struggling with health problems? Has a friend lost a loved one? Simply put your jar on their porch, in their car, on their desk — wherever — and you could change their life … for good! $50, $100, even $200, you’ll be surprised how much change you can generate and how much you can impact someone’s life.
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Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK); and Regal Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises.
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BYUtv provides families more than 1,700 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network’s content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv’s diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 146 other major cable systems.
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