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Wednesday, April 17

Breakthrough is a 20th Century Fox production released through the Walt Disney Company (get used to the idea), and the newest film to compete for the attention of the coveted — and frequently misunderstood — faith-based demographic. The story of a teen who falls through the ice and lands in a coma while his parents find hope in the power of prayer is based on The Impossible, a lightly fictionalized account of an incident that took place in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. Roxann Dawson directed and Chrissy Metz (This Is Us) stars. Preacher and best-selling author DeVon Franklin, a key player behind both Heaven Is for Real and Miracles From Heaven, is the producer.


Also opening Friday: After; Billboard; A Dark Place; Dogman; Hellboy; Her Smell; I Am Cuba; Little; Long Day's Journey Into Night; Mary Magdalene; Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy; Mia and the White Lion; Missing Link; The Most Dangerous Year; Penguin Highway; Satan & Adam; Stockholm; Teen Spirit; Wild Nights With Emily; Working Woman