Mel Gibson’s Exhilarating Masterpiece Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
and Screen Media Acquires all U.S. Rights to Historical Epic ‘Robert the Bruce’
DENVER – February 21, 2020 – This spring, Fathom Events, Paramount Pictures and Screen Media present limited theatrical screenings in March and April of two films to commemorate Scotland’s fight for independence in the 13th century: Paramount’s award-winning epic Braveheart and Screen Media’s U.S. premiere of the new feature film Robert the Bruce.
Tickets for Braveheart are available now, while tickets for Robert the Bruce will be available on February 28. Advance tickets for both films can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Braveheart won five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, and will screen on March 22 and 23. Robert the Bruce will make its U.S. premiere in a one-day-only presentation on April 16. In addition to these special screenings, Braveheart will be available in a Limited Edition 25th anniversary 4K Ultra HD Steelbook beginning May 5 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
A richly detailed saga of power, passion and the fight for freedom, Braveheart stars Mel Gibson (who also took home the Oscar® for Best Director) as William Wallace, a bold Scotsman who rallies his countrymen to liberation from oppressive English rule. Fathom Events’ special anniversary presentations of Braveheart will also feature a sneak peek at the highly anticipated Robert the Bruce. The new film picks up the historical timeline when its title character, now the King of Scotland, retreats from the battlefield and is cared for by peasants who inspire him to rise again. Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen portrays Robert the Bruce in both films.
Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, also announced its acquisition of all U.S. rights to Robert the Bruce, an inspiring story of the courage of ordinary Scots. When their King is injured and hiding from the English army that controls their lands, a widow and her family nurse him back to health, risking their lives for the life of their King and their hope for a free Scotland. Defying their clan, which has pledged itself to England, and inspiring him to fight again, they join The Bruce as he sets out to win the long-sought independence of their beloved country.
“The long journey from dream to screen is finally over and I like our timing. Not only are we coinciding with the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, when The Bruce declared Scotland a free land, we are also coinciding with the 25th anniversary of Braveheart,” said Angus Macfadyen.
Written by Eric Belgau and Angus Macfadyen, Robert The Bruce is directed by Richard Gray and also stars Jared Harris, Anna Hutchison, Patrick Fugit, Zach McGowan, Emma Kenney, Melora Walters, Mhairi Calvey, Kevin McNally, Shane Coffey, and Talitha and Gabriel Bateman. The film was produced by Gray, Hutchinson, Macfadyen and Nick Farnell with Executive Producers Carter Boehm, Sharon Cox and Mike Gillespie.
About Fathom Events
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. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for 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 1,100 locations and 1,916 screens in 184 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
About Screen Media Ventures, LLC
Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films for the US and Canada. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit: www.screenmedia.net