Deadline Movie Premiere

Benefiting the Science Museum of Virginia Foundation

The Richmond premiere of Deadline, the new movie starring Steve Talley and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, was April 17. Hosted by The Richmond Times-Dispatch, the premiere benefited the Science Museum of Virginia Foundation.

“Even with movie clich├ęs how can you not applaud a film where journalists’ pursuit of the truth corrects social injustice? Personally, I loved the portrayal of the pinhead publisher. I don’t know where they dug up that character!” said Tom Silvestri, publisher of The Times-Dispatch. “We were ecstatic to sponsor Deadline and support our friends at the Science Museum of Virginia in further recognition of its special program on Race.” A Q&A with cast members, writer Mark Ethridge and director Curt Hahn followed the premiere.

About the Science Museum’s RACE exhibition: Even very small children notice that people look different. These differences have offered us strength, community and identity. However, these same differences have also been the historical basis for discrimination and oppression. Scientific understanding of human variation is beginning to challenge "racial" differences, and even question the very concept of Race. We invite you to explore these ideas as you experience the RACE exhibition. No matter your color or background RACE will give you an opportunity to examine yourself and how you see others. Let your family learn the story of Race by diving into the rich collection of video, photography, printed word and interactive technology resources. Now through April 29 at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Deadline Movie Premiere

April 17, 2012
Regal Short Pump Stadium 14
11724 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23233
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