Denver, CO (April 1, 2019)
Following her emotionally gripping box office hits Laughing in the Dark (2015) and Enough (2017), beloved best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce is set to return to the big screen in May with Unashamed. Presented by Fathom Events and Fuseic Entertainment and premiering in more than 1,000 cinemas nationwide for two nights—Tuesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. local time—Unashamed finds Pierce on a quest to explore the hearts and minds of some of the boldest believers in America.
Endeared to fans around the world for her fierce wit and Southern charm, Pierce is also known for her unwavering convictions, a driving force behind Unashamed. The film features conversations with such personalities as former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and authors/speakers/real estate entrepreneurs the Benham Brothers, as well as Michael Tait—frontman of GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum®-selling Newsboys—and Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Danny Gokey, among others. Both humor and wisdom abound as Pierce and her guests candidly share personal stories of speaking Truth to culture, no matter the circumstance.
“In the pit of my sin, if the God of the universe was never ashamed of me—He who knew no sin—there’s no way I could be ashamed of standing up for the Gospel,” Pierce says of the film’s motivation. “We are in a culture today that is redefining truth and questioning God. Has truth become a moving target that we each define individually? Jesus said He is the truth and He defines truth. Sometimes it feels like we stand alone, but we don’t. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been setting people free for over 2,000 years.”
“In Unashamed, I am honored to talk with many people—some familiar faces and some new friends—to find out how they proclaim the Truth of the Gospel to this hurting world,” she adds. “Together we are standing up for Jesus. Unafraid. Unmoved. Unashamed.”
Pierce, who appears often on the iconic Grand Ole Opry, is currently bringing her signature wit to audiences around the country on the Chonda Pierce: Still Laughing Tour, featuring special guest Karyn Williams. The tour is slated to hit Indianapolis; Des Moines, Iowa; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Shreveport, Louisiana, among numerous other cities this spring.