I HEARD THE BELLS tells the inspiring true story behind the beloved Christmas carol and its author, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Known as America’s Poet, Henry 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. Experience I HEARD THE BELLS this holiday season in this debut feature by Sight & Sound Films.
Stephen Atherholt (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)Jonathan Blair (Charley Longfellow)Rachel Day Hughes (Fanny Longfellow)
The inspiring story behind the writing of the beloved Christmas carol and its author, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Church bells will soon be summoning worshippers on Christmas Eve and Day. All types of believers will fill church pews for one of the holiest days of the Christian year. Some will be regulars, others occasional, and some will be those who attend only on Christmas and Easter. Each believer will bring their own unique experiences and past to the Christmas celebration and the message of Christ’s birth will impact each person uniquely. Church bells will ring out Christ’s birth as we remember the incarnational moment of salvation.
People familiar with the towns of Lancaster, PA or Branson, MO might know of the Sight & Sound Theatre that brings the bible to life on stage. They recently branched out and decided to do their first theatrical feature on film with the movie I Heard the Bells. If you listen to Contemporary Christian Music, you’ve probably heard the Christmas song by the band Casting Crowns. The song is much older and has a long backstory to it. The song is based on the poem Christmas Bells written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1863. Sight & Sound’s new movie, I Heard the Bells strives to tell the origin story of the beautiful poem turned song.
I Heard the Bells 2022 Movie Trailer