The cross-cultural, inspirational drama, “The Pastor,” will release in over 400 theaters across the nation on January 25, 2016. Depicting the story of a former gang leader’s spiritual transformation, the highly-anticipated event will be presented as a special one-night engagement by WolfGang Cinema in partnership with Fathom Events.
“The Pastor” is both a dramatic character study and an action parable that has audiences rooting for the underdog. Set in Brooklyn, N.Y., after a brutal knife attack in prison, a former gang leader ends up in solitary confinement, where he discovers his faith in God and finds his true purpose as a pastor after being released on parole. He seeks out the underprivileged youth of his predominantly Hispanic community so that they may find an alternative path to the dangerous gang lifestyle so rampant around them. As turf wars heat up between the two most prominent gangs, one gang leader targets the pastor’s new mission and community – the church is vandalized, his life is threatened and his estranged wife is kidnapped. Fighting his inner demons and violent instincts, the pastor must decide between maintaining his newfound faith or returning to the cold-blooded killer he once was.
Producer Arturo Muyshondt said, "What 'Traffic' did for the drug trade, 'The Pastor' does for the alarming reality of gang violence all across the U.S. We see our main character as he goes from a disadvantaged young man struggling with his purpose to a pastor bent on saving kids from falling into the same trap. We also see the origins and societal woes that drive so many kids to gangs in an utterly human and believable way that we hope will provoke much discussion and create awareness.”
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