The Christian actor and TV host is a father of six and a former homeschooler himself.
As with a fair number of faith-based films, the latest project from Kirk Cameron is going the limited-engagement route via Fathom Events. It's called The Homeschool Awakening and it will be in theaters nationwide for just two days next week.
This documentary focuses on the growing phenomenon of American parents pulling their children out of traditional schools and taking over the task of educating them at home. It's something Cameron and his wife did with their own children, who are now grown, and he feels very strongly about it, saying in the trailer that parents are "responsible for what we're putting into their head and into their heart."
In the film, Cameron - who calls government-run schools "public enemy number one" - shines a light on growing efforts by those institutions and political forces that back them to remove parents and faith from the educational process. He also profiles numerous families that have chosen the homeschooling route, speaking with both parents and their children.
The Fireproof and Left Behind star put this production together with Trinity Broadcasting Network, the national Christian channel that airs his weekly talk show Takeaways with Kirk Cameron, and that outfit has been advertising the film heavily. The 51-year-old California native also got a social media shout-out this week from his sister - and fellow Christian actor - Candace Cameron Bure, who announced the film to her 5.5 million Instagram users, saying, "I am so proud of my brother @kirkcameronofficial and his new film ‘The Homeschool Awakening.’"
It will be interesting to see if all the marketing gives the film a boost when it plays in theaters Monday, June 13th and Tuesday, June 14th. You can find a venue near you and purchase tickets via this link to Fathom Events' website, and the trailer below will give you a sense of what to expect.