The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson’s blockbuster retelling of Jesus’ final hours, will premiere with limited commercial interruption on the UP television network on Palm Sunday. The landmark 2004 film will air as one-night television event at 9:00 PM (ET) on Palm Sunday (April 13).
“UP is proud to present this powerful, groundbreaking cinematic portrayal of Christ’s death and resurrection as the centerpiece of our extensive Easter programming,” said Charley Humbard, president and CEO, UP. “The Passion of the Christis a story of unconditional love: the love of a Mother for her son and the love of a Son for his Heavenly Father—and for all mankind. This film depicts the story that is at the very heart of Christianity. It truly epitomizes our holiday theme: ‘Easter Lives Here.’” (More @ Beliefnet)