Deadline Movie Premiere
Benefiting the Tree of Hope
The Pittsburgh Premiere of Deadline, the new movie starring Steve Talley and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, was Thursday, March 29th. Hosted by Keith Edmonds, the premiere benefited the Tree of Hope.
"We’re excited to bring the Deadline premiere tour to Pittsburgh," said the movie's director Curt Hahn. "Deadline's a film that demonstrates the power of truth, justice, persistence and the local press as two newspaper reporters solve a cold case civil rights murder." The red carpet arrivals began at 6:00 with the Deadline premiere at 7:00. A Q&A with cast members including Pittsburgh-area native Anna Felix and Clay Brocker, writer Mark Ethridge and director Curt Hahn followed.
The Tree of Hope is a faith-based organization, which grew out of meetings of grieving parents who lost their children or significant loved ones to violence. Adrienne Young, the founder of the Tree of Hope, was herself witness to such a crisis when her 18 year old son Javon, a student at Carnegie-Mellon University, was senselessly murdered while home for Christmas break in 1994. Young and other parents had to support one another or go outside of the communities to sterile, intrusive settings. The families of the victims agreed we must bridge this gap and have a reciprocal relationship with the service providers and inclusion of the children…hence the Tree of Hope!