Host Your Own Movie Night

With A Non-Theatrical License of Breakthrough

logo

A beautifully heart-wrenching story of hope that reminds us to believe miracles happen every day. BREAKTHROUGH will touch your heart the way it’s touched mine. Sign up today and you'll receive an email with payment instructions; pay the annual fee, then download and print your license.

Breakthrough poster

Breakthrough (2019 film)

Director:Roxann Dawson

Year:2019

Rating:

Run Time:116 minutes

In January 2015, 14-year-old John Smith fell through the frozen surface of a lake in St. Charles, Mo., and remained submerged for 15 minutes. He had no pulse when emergency workers pulled him from the freezing water, or for nearly 45 minutes after; it was reportedly only after audible prayers by his mother, Joyce, that his heart finally started up again. And over the next several days, as his community vigorously prayed for him, the young man made a full, seemingly impossible recovery.

 

Roxann Dawson’s faith-based film, “Breakthrough,” tells the story of John’s miraculous ordeal with an unassuming simplicity, focusing on the harrowing details of the case without an overreliance on proselytization. Though faith is ever-present — particularly through the devotion of Joyce (Chrissy Metz) and the town’s struggling young pastor (Topher Grace), who remain with John (Marcel Ruiz) every step of the way — the film also wisely dedicates plenty of screen time to the emergency workers and doctors struggling to bring the boy back to life. Here, religion is not in contention with medicine, but seems to work in tandem with it.

Endorsements

Event Planning Resources

What do you get when you purchase this license

check icon

Printable Digital License Good For 12 Months

This annual digital license allows you to show the film anytime you want and as many times as you want during the licensing period at your specific location.

check icon

Movie Event Planning Guide

An event planning guide that includes tips, checklists, and ideas to make your Movie Event successful.

check icon

Digital Promotional Items

In order to have a successful turnout, it takes a well-planned and well-executed plan including promotion. Depending on your goals, it is very important to utilize the marketing materials available to drive awareness of your movie event.

Note: Movie is not included and will need to be purchased separately

BT sermon-kit

Want to share this powerful Movie?

01

Buy your license

Pricing is based on the size of your congregation.

02

Buy the movie

You'll need to purchase your own copy of the movie.

03

Host your event

Enjoy movie night with your congregation & community

Frequently Asked Questions

Since I’m buying a License, can we charge admission or Do I need a license even if we don’t charge admission?

A license is required for all public performances regardless of whether admission is charged or not. You cannot require an admission charge, but if you need to ticket the event for seating capacity purposes, you may create a ‘suggested donation’ ticket. See other ways to cover costs or generate revenue under “Ways to use a Movie Night to raise funds for ministry:

Can we use clips from the film during our service and/or can we show clips on our website or on service physical media (such as DVD)?

You may use clips from the film during your church service in the context of teaching or a sermon (including if you stream your service). However, if you wish to use them on your website or in social media, they should only be in conjunction with the promotion of your​ ​Movie Event or a church service connected to the story. The clips should be no longer than a full scene or 2-3 minutes…

A small group or ministry in our church is hosting the movie, do we still need a license?

Any showing outside of a private home requires that a license must be obtained regardless of the number of people attending the event. Movie license pricing is based on average weekly church attendance, not the event attendance.  If your showing is not connected to a church, the standard license is required, regardless of the size of the expected audience.

I want to show a movie outside the United States, does this license cover other countries?
At this time, this movie event license is applicable only to churches and organizations within the United States.
What if we didn’t purchase a license and unknowingly showed the movie?

Any organization’s public exhibition of a film without proper licensing is subject to steep and significant penalties through The Copyright Act (as much as $150,000 per exhibition). Even inadvertent infringers are subject to the Copyright Act. If your organization has unknowingly shown this movie while not in copyright compliance, contact us directly to solve the matter 844-422-8259 to purchase a retroactive license.

Ways to use a Movie Night to raise funds for ministry:
These films were created to open hearts to the miraculous work of God in our lives for His Glory and our redemption. You may use a Movie Night to help raise funds for your ministry through many creative means.
  1. Offer free admission, but sell concession tickets for drinks, popcorn, candy etc.
  2. If you need to ticket the event because of seating issues, list a “suggested donation” on the ticket (remember, you cannot require an admission price).
  3. Collect a freewill offering or leave baskets at the doors to collect gifts. People are accustomed to paying to see a film, so giving a donation to cover costs would not be unusual.
  4. Ask a local business to sponsor the event, give them placement on your promotional materials and do a short sponsorship “commercial” to thank them prior to showing the film.
  5. You can also sell DVDs of the film at the event, and keep all sales proceeds above the wholesale cost. Please contact us to learn more and arrange to sell DVDs at your event.

Payment Form

Copyrights © 2019 Catalyst Group - Breakthrough Movie - All Rights Reserved