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!

Deadline Movie Premiere

March 29, 2012
AMC Loews Waterfront 22
300 Waterfront Drive W. Homestead, PA 15120
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