Awarding Winning Doc HESBURGH Opens in CA, NY and Other Cities May 3rd

He was known as America’s Priest – and he was the long-time inspirational President of University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

His name is Father Theodore Hesburgh – aka Father Ted and the award winning documentary Hesburgh is the insightful and inspirational story behind this great man.  The film is filled with incredible archival footage and interviews with notables such as Ted Koppel, Ambassador Tim Roemer, Ken Woodward, Senator Alan Simpson,  Dr. Mary Frances Berry, Newt Minow, Margo Howard,  Secretary Leon Panetta, Speaker of the House of Representatives – Nancy Pelosi, and Robert Sam Anson.  The Hesburgh Library on the Notre Dame campus has become infamous with the image of Touchdown Jesus on the front of the building high above the university!

Hesburgh offers a unique glimpse at more than fifty years of American history as seen through the eyes of the long-time president of the University of Notre Dame and America’s most well-known Catholic priest. Educator, civil rights champion, advisor to presidents, envoy to popes, theologian and activist, Hesburgh was called on by countless world leaders to tackle the most challenging issues of the day. He built a reputation as a savvy political operator with a penchant for bridging the divide between bitter enemies. Through it all, he remained a man armed with a fierce intelligence, a quick wit and an unyielding moral compass — a timeless example of bipartisan leadership that would serve us in today’s increasingly polarized times. Hesburgh, a feature-length documentary film from award-winning filmmakers Patrick Creadon and Christine O’Malley, will examine the challenges and triumphs of one of the most influential leaders in American history.


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