Disney+ Announces April 19 Streaming Debut Of Searchlight Pictures’ “Empire Of Light”

Disney+ recently announced the April 19 streaming debut of Searchlight Pictures’ BAFTA and Oscar-nominated film “Empire of Light,” directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes and starring Academy Award winner Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Toby Jones, and Academy Award winner Colin Firth. Set in and around a faded old cinema in an English coastal town in the early 1980s, “Empire of Light” follows Hilary (Olivia Colman), a cinema manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen (Micheal Ward), a new employee who longs to escape this provincial town in which he faces daily adversity. Hilary and Stephen find a sense of belonging through their unlikely and tender relationship and experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community. Robust parental controls ensure that Disney+ remains a suitable viewing experience for everyone in the family. Subscribers can set access limits on mature content and create PIN-protected profiles alongside the already existing Kids Profiles to give parents and guardians peace of mind.