Deadline Movie Premiere

Benefiting Child Advocates, Inc.

The Houston Premiere of Deadline, the new movie starring Steve Talley and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, was March 2nd. Hosted by The Houston Chronicle, the premiere benefited Child Advocates.

“The Houston Chronicle is proud to partner with Child Advocates, Inc., the beneficiary of the Houston premiere of the movie Deadline.  Inspired by a true story, the movie deals with a newspaper investigation into an unsolved murder of a black teenager,” said Jack Sweeney, Houston Chronicle Chairman. “Child Advocates, Inc. plays out a similar story every day in Houston by mobilizing court appointed volunteers to speak up for abused children.” The red carpet arrivals began at 6:00 with the Deadline premiere at 7:00. A Q&A with cast members and reporter Mark Ethridge followed.

Child Advocates, Inc. mobilizes court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. We speak up for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive. “In an ideal world, stories like these wouldn’t have to be told. But the reality is we live in a world where injustices occur and children are abused by the people who are supposed to love and protect them,” Child Advocates, Inc. CEO Sonya Galvan said. “By partnering with the Houston Chronicle in the premier of Deadline’we are hoping to raise more awareness about our mission to break the cycle of child abuse in our community.” Every 8 minutes, a child in Texas experiences abuse or neglect. More than 5,000 children in the Houston area have experienced such life-threatening abuse or neglect that they had to be removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Child Advocates, Inc. trains everyday people to advocate for the best interests of these children in court so they can find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

Deadline Movie Premiere

March 02, 2012
Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24
3839 Weslayan St, Houston, TX
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