The Hopeful


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Apr 17 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Apr 17 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Apr 18 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Worldwide Premiere Event
Narrative Feature
Release Year:2024
Run Time:90 minutes
Production Country:United States, Australia
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kyle Portbury
Cast:Tommie-Amber Pirie
Gregory Wilson
Maddy Martin
Bill Lake


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world to present the global premiere of “The Hopeful” showing April 17 and 18 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

William Miller’s faith is in ruins. After miraculously surviving a fierce battle in the War of 1812, Miller questions why God spared him. His search for wisdom leads to an astonishing prophecy — the world is going to end.

“The Hopeful” unfolds as a story of a man burdened with the knowledge of Christ’s return. Miller’s message resonates with some — even as it is scorned by others.

When a young woman named Ellen Harmon listens to one of his sermons she is transformed. And through her witness the message begins to take hold. Her preaching grows beyond prophecy and develops into a more holistic vision for how Christians should live and worship. We see blossoming the seeds of a new global movement of faith.

“The Hopeful” is the true story of a community whose lives were transformed as they learn what it means to truly wait for Jesus. This sweeping drama, set in 19th century New England, invites audiences of all ages to imagine how hope can change the world.