Deadline Movie Premiere


The Philadelphia Premiere of Deadline, the new movie starring Steve Talley and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, was Tuesday, April 10th at the UA Riverview Plaza Stadium 17.

"Our Philadelphia premiere was the culmination of several years of passionate effort that began at our high school reunion," said Deadline director Curt Hahn. "That's when Mark and I first spoke of making his novel Grievances into a movie."

"Deadline is inspired by a true story I worked on as a reporter about the murder of an African-American teenager that goes unpunished, uninvestigated and unsolved until the press and public step in - an unfortunate, continuing theme in the history of race relations in America," said author and screenwriter Mark Ethridge.

The red carpet arrivals provided an opportunity to meet the cast and filmmakers beginning at 6:00 with the premiere at 7:00. After the movie Ethridge and Hahn were joined by cast members Anna Felix, Lauren Jenkins and Darryl Van Leer for a Q&A. You may watch the trailer and read quotes and reviews below.

Deadline Movie Premiere

April 10, 2012
UA Riverview Plaza Stadium 17
1400 S Christopher Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19147
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