Patterns Of Evidence
On January 19, 2015, Spencer Proffer produced one of the most successful and acclaimed theatrical exhibitions at AMC, Regal and Cinemark screens throughout America as a Fathom Night Event (www.fathomevents.com). Here is a short clip which speaks to what people were saying when they left the showing:
Selling out tons of screens across the country led to an encore exhibition on January 29, 2015 which was also a resounding success.
The film is entitled PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: The Exodus. We believe our work is the most comprehensive examination of the Exodus story ever put on film. It is an incredibly compelling movie and as part of the one-night event, we assembled a panel of nationally prominent clergy and writers to provide insight and commentary.
The Award winning film, written and directed by Timothy Mahoney, chronicles an in-depth archaeological investigation in Egypt as his team attempts to corroborate the biblical text. The film explores one fundamental question: Is there any evidence that the Exodus story actually happened? Twelve years in the making, this provocative documentary reveals new or rarely seen evidence regarding the Israelites’ descent into slavery, their Exodus from Egypt and their ultimate conquest of the Promise Land. Although many scholars and archaeologists deny the validity of the Exodus story for lack of proof, “Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus” builds a case that sheds new light on the story.
Attendees had the opportunity to gain more insight into the debate via the 30 minute pre-show when exclusive content was shown to an expert panel discussion moderated by journalist Gretchen Carlson, host of “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” on Fox immediately following the film including. The panel was comprised of AnGeL Ministries founder Anne Graham Lotz, best-selling author and TV host Eric Metaxas, religious media commentator and serving the New York Archdiocese Father Jonathan Morris and speaker and radio show host Dennis Prager.
Commenting on the encore Fathom exhibitions ,uur own Spencer Proffer was quoted in the Rogers & Cowan press release circulated after the sold out exhibitions on our first night's screenings:
“This encore presentation serves as confirmation of how powerful the film resonated with the public. The topic is of interest across many demographics and proved such a success that Fathom immediately committed to this additional night. I have done numerous Fathom Events with built in brand recognition. This one is unique since it started with no pre-existing awareness and was built from the ground up. It is testament to Tim Mahoney’s vision and the power of the subject matter.”
Here are a few more press accolades for the film:
Jews & Christians praised the Exodus movie as antidote to Biblical illiteracy - http://www.nycreligion.info/jews-christians-praise-exodus-movie-antidote-biblical-illiteracy/
There are now nearly 2,000,000 YouTube visits to date on the film:
The film addresses the all-important questions of whether or not stories like the Exodus are based on truth or are they a collection of myths; is the Bible historically accurate, or are the stories on which major religions of Judaism and Christianity are based actually fictional? Is there any evidence at all that these stories actually occurred?
PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: The Exodus offers a provocative, unyielding quest for discovery... a search for answers to age-old questions, questions dating back to the beginnings of recorded history, questions about ancient times being explored from a contemporary vantage point in an intense, engaging style. Questions of faith. Questions of truth. Questions of accuracy.
The religions of Judaism and Christianity – practiced by billions of people worldwide – are based entirely upon information found in the Bible. Yet, recent claims by archaeologists stating there is no evidence for many of these biblical events have left the faithful and skeptical alike now asking big questions.
Is the Bible historically accurate? Did these events really happen? Are the stories true, or are they just a collection of myths, passed down through the ages to light the moral pathway for Mankind?
Guided by curiosity and an unflinching desire to uncover the truth, investigative filmmaker Timothy Mahoney and Thinking Man Films embarked on a 12-year search looking for patterns of evidence – archaeological, scientific, and even literary – that would reveal whether the Exodus events chronicled in the Old Testament are true, or not.
He had questions: What did the world’s leading archaeologists and biblical scholars have to say about the credibility of Bible? Was there a leader like Joseph who saved Egypt in a time of famine? Did the early Israelites settle in the Nile Delta? Did they become slaves in Egypt? Were there plagues? Was there a mass Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt? Did pharaoh’s army get destroyed in the Red Sea? Was there divine revelation given to mankind at Mt. Sinai? Did the walls of Jericho really come tumbling down? Is there any truth to any of these stories? And if not, why have these stories lasted so long?
Twelve years in the making, PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: The Exodus takes viewers on an enlightening journey of discovery, using a balanced and scientific approach to offer groundbreaking answers to these age-old questions. The evidence uncovered is potentially life changing for believers and skeptics alike, providing the world with an enlightened, compelling and accurate investigation, reported with care, sensitivity and dignity.
The ideas that have come from the Exodus event have transcended 3500 years. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement in America grasped ahold of the cry of Moses and used it to rallying cry to bring about social change for the oppressed people.
Our Fathom event will be almost exactly 50 years from Dr. Kings speech below. The 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's speech for receiving his Nobel Peace Prize (December 11, 1964).
Here is a quote from that speech:
"Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself. The Bible tells the thrilling story of how Moses stood in Pharaoh's court centuries ago and cried, "Let my people go."5 This is a kind of opening chapter in a continuing story. The present struggle in the United States is a later chapter in the same unfolding story."
For artwork/photos related to “Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus,” please go to http://press.patternsofevidence.com/.