Contrary to the poster itself, Risen releases in theaters, probably limited release, on February 18th, 2016.
Okay, so backstory.
I was in the theater last year with my Hearties group (When Calls the Heart fans) waiting for Captive to start. Btw, that's a movie you definitely need to see if you haven't already, but I'll post a full review for it at some point. Back on point, while waiting we were bombarded with trailers, some good, some not so good, and then there was RISEN.
Literal tears fell down my cheeks before I even realized that I was crying. That almost never happens!
The story is simple, but the implications are not so simple. You have a Roman Tribune who is set with the task to solve the mystery of Jesus' body's disappearance. This is the Resurrection story from the perspective of a non-believer. Oh MY GOSH. I have never seen anything like this or even really imagined that anyone would make such a movie!
Can you tell I'm excited?
Plus, and this is a big plus, we have BIG NAME ACTORS in Risen!
We're talking JOSEPH FIENNES, TOM FELTON, and PETER FIRTH. You know these actors. I know these actors. This movie promises to be one of the most impactful films that has been released in the last decade.
So, what do we need to do? Plan to see it if it's in a theater near you. Try it. Take a friend. Take your family. Make a note of the release date. I know where I'm going to be on Feb 18th, and even though I will undoubtedly be a sobbing mess by the end, it will have been worth it. Because this story needs to be told.
Go. And remember why He came.