Deadline Movie Premiere

Benefiting VOX Teen Communications

The Atlanta Premiere of Deadline, the new movie starring Steve Talley and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, was March 14th. Hosted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the premiere benefited VOX.

"I give Deadline five stars," said VOX board member and Pulitzer Prize winner Hank Klibanoff. "One for the inspiring story it tells about a resolute newspaper investigation into an unsolved civil rights murder; another for the discovery of racial reconciliation inside the heart of human conflict; a third for the link between the screenwriter’s grandfather, Mark Ethridge, and Ralph McGill, the legendary Atlanta Constitution editor he launched to prominence; another for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s sponsorship commitment to VOX Teen Communications; and a final star for those who honored the other four by buying tickets for the benefit premiere! This was a win-win-win-win-win-win!"

A 5:00 VIP reception at Strip Steak & Sushi was followed by red carpet arrivals with the Deadline premiere at 7:00. A Q&A with cast members, the reporter who lived and wrote the story Mark Ethridge, executive producer Hunter Atkins, composer Dave Perkins and director Curt Hahn followed the premiere.

VOX is the only citywide teen created media in the Southeastern United States. Teens who participate in VOX develop skills for a lifetime and gain a sense of connection and community that can be hard to find elsewhere by publishing original writing and artwork in the VOX newspaper and website, facilitating workshops for peers, and leading outreach activities.

Deadline Movie Premiere

March 14, 2012
Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16
261 19th St NW # 1250, Atlanta, GA 30363-1134
6:00 pm
Red Carpet Arrivals
7:00 pm
Deadline Premiere
  • Uninvestigated
  • Unsolved
  • Unpunished
  • Until now.
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Inspired by a true story, Deadline is a powerful movie that viewers most often say reminds them of To Kill a Mockingbird.

" Deadline is a powerful movie with a very strong, Christian redemptive worldview about the search for truth and justice...Matt and Bullock’s adventures in solving this case take them into the communities, homes and hearts of both whites and blacks."

Renee Green, Movie Guide

Deadline is an important, terrific movie, with the kind of compelling story and fascinating characters that made The Help so engaging. Beautifully acted and directed.”
~ Dr. Linda Seger, Script Consultant on over 2,000 scripts and author of Making a Good Script Great

“I cannot wait to see Deadline again. It's been so much on my mind since the screening that I am hungry to see, hear, learn more about it. It's a wonderful movie, full of great stories and beautifully executed.”
~ Hank Klibanoff, Pulitzer Prize winner, Professor of Journalism, Emory University, Managing Editor, The Civil Rights Cold Case Project

"Curt Hahn has transformed Mark Ethridge’s story into a film that’s a larger heirloom of the American South. Deadline's greatest gift may be its ability to tap into the stains and fault lines of the South, but also into the region’s unfaltering resilience and ability to forgive and redeem."

~ Audra D. S. Burch, The Miami Herald

Deadline is a film about a murder mystery - grounded in fact, documented by journalistic credibility and dramatized in a way that is both entertaining and chilling.”

John Seigenthaler, Founder, The First Amendment Center

Deadline packs a powerful punch…a film that goes by quickly but has much to say while it does…appropriately economical when it comes to making its case without belaboring points, but it is not economical with the truth.”

~ Evans Donnell, Art Now Nashville

“I loved Deadline. It touched my heart. No, it touched my soul.”
~ Mike Pandey, Filmmaker and Chair of the steering committee for the International Film Festival of India

Deadline is a powerful movie with a conscience. Once in a while, a movie is made that affects social consciousness and creates a conduit for important change in one’s self, in one’s country. Deadline is one of these movies.”

~ Donna Peerce, Movie Blog

" 4 Doves! Deadline is a compelling and powerfully told film and we gladly award it our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for ages twelve plus. This film shines as a beacon in the dark cesspool of racism."

~ Edwin L. Carpenter, Dove Foundation