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Los Angeles, Calif. (September 28, 2016) –Legendary college football coach Bobby Bowden and his family will kick-off the NCAA Football National Championship weekend this January with the release of the inspirational true story, THE BOWDEN DYNASTY: A Story of Faith, Family & Football. From producer John Corry, along with Rob Harvell and Brian Goodwin (ESPN Films’ The Book of Manning and I Hate Christian Laettner), THE BOWDEN DYNASTY: A Story of Faith, Family & Football explores the life and career of Bobby Bowden, the winningest coach in college football. Along with his loyal assistants and players, Bowden fought against all odds and countless obstacles to forge one of the greatest achievements in the history of sports.
The feature documentary’s all-star cast includes: Fred Biletnikoff, the Bowden Family, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Johnson, Jim Kelly, Burt Reynolds, Nick Saban, Deion Sanders, Charlie Ward, Peter Warrick, and more.
“The most amazing thing about our dynasty years is how consistent we were,” Coach Bowden said. “But what makes those dynasty years so ridiculously satisfying is that we ended each season ranked no lower than number four in the polls, won two national championships, played for three others and won 11 bowl games, including nine in a row. None of us thought about these things at the time. Nor did we plan for them. In hindsight, I realize we accomplished something unique in college football history.”
From 1987 to 2000, the once laughable Florida State Seminoles won the hearts of America and thrilled their fans with 14 consecutive top-four seasons with 10 or more wins. Beginning with a come-from-behind victory in the 1988 Fiesta Bowl, Bobby Bowden’s teams began a flirtation with perfection. In seven of those seasons they lost only one game. More often than not, the players’ quest for a perfect season came down to one play where mere inches or seconds determined the outcome.
“With a name like Bowden, you just know this event is going to be good,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “His reputation is unwavering and fans across the nation will be blown away by this stirring journey of faith, family and football.”
“On January 2nd 1987, Coach Bowden made one of the most significant decisions in the history of college football,” said executive producer John Corry. “On that day he declared he was going to stay at Florida State. Everyone breathed a sigh of relief and all the assistant coaches bought in as well. No one knew it then, but that was day one of a historic 14-year Dynasty run. The rest is history and I’m grateful for the support of everyone who has contributed to this project as an expression of thanks to Coach Bowden – especially as the 30th anniversary of that fateful day approaches.”
THE BOWDEN DYNASTY event will come to U.S. cinemas for a one-night premiere on Sunday, January 8, 2017 live at 6:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. CT and tape-delayed to 6:00 p.m. MT / 6:00 p.m. PT, presented by Fathom Events and Dynasty Productions Group. This exclusive event will be broadcast live from the Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, on the eve of the College Football Playoff National Championship happening across the bay in Tampa. The live portion will feature star-studded red carpet celebrity arrivals and interviews. Following the feature presentation will be an exclusive Q&A and presentation with Coach Bowden and special guests.
Tickets for THE BOWDEN DYNASTY: A Story of Faith, Family & Football can be purchased online by visiting http://www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans and FSU alumni throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
To get involved and view the trailer visit http://www.BowdenDynasty.com
For artwork/photos related to “THE BOWDEN DYNASTY: A Story of Faith, Family & Football,” visit the Fathom Events press site.
THE BOWDEN DYNASTY: A Story Of Faith, Family & Football – An Insider’s Account (BroadStreet Publishing) companion book will be released on January 3, 2017, the 30th Anniversary of the beginning of Bobby’s dynasty. The book will give readers an inside look into the Bowden dynasty from Charlie Barnes, Executive Director of the Seminole Boosters, Coach Bowden himself and other well-known coaches and football contemporaries.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers 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 887 locations and 1,354 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit http://www.fathomevents.com.
About Dynasty Productions
Dynasty Productions Group LLC was formed by a few grateful former FSU students to celebrate and honor Coach Bobby Bowden through their film THE BOWDEN DYNASTY. The Premiere Event at the Mahaffey Theater is co-produced with the Florida Sports Hall of Fame and sponsored by Visit St. Petersburg – Clearwater.