Documentary on Father Hesburgh premieres April 26

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

A new documentary profiling the remarkable life and legacy of the late University of Notre Dame President Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., will premiere this weekend at AMC Movies 16 in South Bend and in theaters nationwide May 3.

Directed by Notre Dame alumnus Patrick Creadon, “Hesburgh” details Father Hesburgh’s role as the University’s president from 1952 to 1987, his work as a charter member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as well as his work on 15 other presidential commissions, and his service to four popes and the Catholic Church.

The 104-minute film was produced by Jerry Barca, a 1999 Notre Dame alumnus, and Christine O’Malley and includes interviews with Father Hesburgh’s successors, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., and Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., as well as many other campus, national and worldwide leaders.

More information on the film is available here.