Deadline Movie Premiere

Benefiting Early Learning Coalition

The Tallahassee Premiere of Deadline, the new movie starring Steve Talley and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, was Saturday, March 10th. Hosted by the Tallahassee Democrat, the premiere benefited Early Learning Coalition.

"We admire the work of the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend on behalf of this region's children, and are proud to have the ELC as a beneficiary for the Tallahassee premiere of the movie Deadline," said Bob Gabordi, executive editor of the Tallahassee Democrat and a former ELC of the Big Bend board member. Inspired by a true story, Deadline deals with a newspaper investigation into an unsolved murder of a black teenager. "Our region's children are safer, healthier and more ready to learn because of the efforts of the ELC every day," Gabordi said. The red carpet arrivals began at 6:00 with the Deadline premiere at 7:00. A Q&A with cast members, writer Mark Ethridge and director Curt Hahn followed.

The Early Learning Coalition promotes children’s readiness for school and family success.  ELC provides leadership and advocacy that builds a community where all children are prepared for success in school.

Deadline Movie Premiere

March 10, 2012
Regal Governor's Square Stadium 12
1501 Governors Square Boulevard Tallahassee, FL 32301
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