‘Story Of Hope’: I HEARD THE BELLS Releasing On Digital, DVD

Poster courtesy of MMPA – Sight & Sound Films’ I HEARD THE BELLS

‘Story Of Hope’: I HEARD THE BELLS Releasing On Digital, DVD

By Movieguide® Contributor

Sight & Sound is teaming up with Pinnacle Peak Pictures and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to release its debut movie, I HEARD THE BELLS, on Digital and DVD.

“We’re honored to collaborate with Pinnacle Peak Pictures and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment this holiday season to bring this powerful story to life for new and existing audiences,” Katie Miller, Sight & Sound’s Director of Marketing & Communications, said in a statement. “We‘re passionate about sharing true stories of individuals who changed the world because Christ first changed them with as many people as possible. We can’t wait to share what’s next for Sight & Sound Films.”

A Movieguide® Award-nominated movie, I HEARD THE BELLS tells the story of famed poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as he grapples with grief. 

A synopsis of the movie reads, “Known as America’s Poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow leads an idyllic life…until the day his world is shattered by tragedy. With a nation divided by Civil War and his family torn apart, Henry puts down his pen, silenced by grief. But it’s the sound of Christmas morning that reignites the poet’s lost voice as he discovers the resounding hope of rekindled faith.”

“While many recognize Longfellow as one of America’s most well-known poets, they often don’t realize how his words and faith in God had far reaching impact,” said Josh Enck, I HEARD THE BELLS Director and Chief Story Officer of Sight & Sound. “The passion behind creating this film was not only to share the true story behind the Christmas carol, but to deliver a story of hope to a hope-hungry world.”

A portion of the Movieguide® review reads:

I HEARD THE BELLS is incredibly well-acted and produced. Despite grief, the movie champions the gifts of family, faith and hope in the face of the darkness of tragedy and Civil War. The movie suffers from some slow pacing, but it’s a wonderful Christmas movie with scenes of prayer, church, salvation, communion, and song. I HEARD THE BELLS points viewers to the goodness of Christ, and the freedom that comes through Him. Because of some violence and mature themes about grief, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children.

I HEARD THE BELLS will be available on Digital and DVD Nov. 14. 

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