In this month's roundup of faith & family entertainment news: Father Stu comes home; a Lovely Little Farm lands on AppleTV+; and ALIVE returns to theaters.
Father Stu Comes Home
On May 31, Father Stu, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson in a fact-based tale of an unlikely conversion and priestly vocation, comes to digital on May 31 and DVD/Blu-Ray on June 14.
Wahlberg plays Stuart Long, a boxer and wannabe actor. After meeting a Catholic woman, he came into the Church. Then, after a serious motorcycle accident, he eventually changed course into a brief but deeply impactful priesthood.
Father Stu is available for pre-order. Click here to see where it can be purchased digitally and on DVD/Blu-Ray.
Visiting a Lovely Little Farm
Cinematographer Oona Menges is the creative force behind Lovely Little Farm, a live-action/animation hybrid series premiering June 10 on AppleTV+.
Menges partnered with BAFTA Award-winning creators Maddy Darrell, Billy Macqueen and Catherine Williams (Teletubbies, Topsy & Tim, Waffle the Wonder Dog), bringing her creative eye and her motherhood experience.
Describing the show as "an educational, heart-warming and highly enjoyable series for the whole family," AppleTV+ also says:
The series follows sisters Jill and Jacky, played by Levi Howden and Kassidi Roberts, as they adjust to sharing a bedroom together. The adorable siblings epitomize childhood as they explore, discover and bond with various farm animals who inhabit their family farm, learning much about the differences and surprising similarities between animals and each other.
ALIVE Returns to the Big Screen
After a one-night run as a Fathom Event on April 25, Spanish documentary ALIVE: Who Is There? -- which shows how the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist changed lives -- returns to theaters for one more night, on June 21.
Coinciding with the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Fathom Events encore also comes at the same time that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops kicks off a three-year Eucharistic-revival initiative.