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Movie premiere screening of Deadline at APME Conference

Wednesday, September 14, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jack Lail
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Don’t miss movie premiere night at the APME Conference.

The movie DEADLINE, which goes into theaters in 2012, will have a premiere screening, on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. (with Q&A/interviews available with DEADLINE producer/director Curt Hahn and Executive Producer Hunter Atkins at the APME Annual Conference in the Cripple Creek Ballroom of the Embassy

Steve Talley and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts star in Deadline, the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved and unpunished for almost twenty years. But that changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper meets an idealistic young blueblood bent on discovering the truth. Harper undertakes the investigation despite the opposition of his publisher, violent threats from mysterious forces, a break-up with his fiancée and his father's cancer diagnosis. Deadline is a story of murder, family, race, and of redemption — for a small Southern town and for Matt Harper.

Inspired by a true story, Deadline is adapted from Mark Ethridge's novel Grievances. Ethridge is a former managing editor of The Charlotte Observer. The filming of Deadline was recently completed.Deadline will be released in theaters nationwide in 2012.

"DEADLINE” focuses on the watchdog role of the press, telling the story of two investigative reporters who solve a 19 year old racially-motivated murder. "Deadline” reminds audiences of "To Kill a Mockingbird,” "A Time to Kill” and "Mississippi Burning.” "Deadline” is inspired by a true story of Ethridge, who went on to become managing editor of The Charlotte Observer, which won two Pulitzer prizes under Mark’s leadership. Mark’s father and grandfather (both also Mark Ethridge) were also journalists, including serving as the publisher of The Louisville Courier-Journal.

The screening will be over in time to get to the Rockies baseball game.


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