Deadline Movie Premiere


The New Orleans Premiere of Deadline, the new movie starring Steve Talley and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, was Saturday, March 3rd, hosted by Greater St. Stephen Ministries – GREATER WORKS. The premiere benefited GREATER WORKS and their organizational efforts to build strong communities by establishing healthy family units by promoting personal and professional development, academic achievement and other wholesome family activities within the Greater New Orleans Area.  New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.  Greater St. Stephen Ministries, under the leadership of Bishop Paul S. Morton and Pastor Debra Morton have been a consistent beacon of light, help and assistance for the entire community from day one.

"We’re proud to have hosted the New Orleans premiere of Deadline, a film that demonstrates the power of truth and the local press as two newspaper reporters solve a cold case Civil Rights murder,” said Pastor Debra B. Morton and Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church. “It was a captivating evening and we're pleased to donate the proceeds to GREATER WORKS. The red carpet arrivals began at 6:00 with the Deadline premiere at 7:00. A heartfelt Q&A with cast members, writer Mark Ethridge and director Curt Hahn followed.

Greater Works is an organization that builds strong communities by establishing healthy family units by promoting personal and professional development, academic achievement and other wholesome activities. We offer programs for adults that include math & literacy, assistance with job searches and etiquette, healthy living, and a re-entry for ex-convicts. Our programs offered to youth & young adults include healthy living, creative arts, early childhood development, and sports.

Deadline Movie Premiere

March 03, 2012
AMC Elmwood Palace 20
1200 Elmwood Park Blvd. Harahan, LA 70123
6:00 pm
Red Carpet Arrivals
7:00 pm
Deadline Premiere
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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