October Baby - An Abortion Survivor Finds Her Life - Don't Miss This Film!
"This is a significant story" - Charmaine Yoest, Americans United for Life. "'October Baby' is the most gripping drama ever produced about the central civil rights issue of our time" - Bill Donohue, President, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. "Once you see the movie, you'll want to become a part of the "October Baby" family" - Randy Sly, Catholic Online.
WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) - As directors, Jon and Andy Erwin had been best known for their award winning documentaries. After this weekend, however, they will be known as the creative team who brought "October Baby" to the big screen. The film premiers this Friday in theaters across America.
This film is a must-see. Bring your family, your friends and get those from your parish to join you. It is more than a film; it is a ministry. And don't just watch the film. Go out for coffee afterward and talk about its impact personally and who else may benefit from this message of love and forgiveness.
Let's fill the theaters this weekend and support a movie that brings an important message.
"October Baby" began as an idea after Jon Erwin saw an interview with a real abortion survivor, Gianna Jessen. He was so taken with her story that he began to develop the idea for a full-length movie that addressed the issue of abortion honestly and forthrightly.
With production and acting qualities that definitely meet the criteria for the big screen, "October Baby" is a stunning film that shows the long-term effects of abortion on so many people. It powerfully underscores the hope that comes from loving families who want those children others don't want.
This is a Christian movie that is not "preachy" but still unabashedly communicates the truth. For Catholics, there is one part I especially liked. It takes place at St. Paul's Cathedral in Birmingham, Alabama and is very well done. This scene was intentionally written into the script to underscore the unity we all have as Christians.
Hannah is a college freshman who, after collapsing on stage during a theater production, learns that she is adopted and her physical difficulties come from the fact she is the survivor of an attempted abortion. This revelation leads her on a journey of discovery, as she tries to find her birth mother and, in the process, some greater understanding about herself.
"October Baby" includes a couple of well-known veteran actors in the cast. John Schneider, from "Smallville" and several Hallmark movies but best known as Bo Duke from "The Dukes of Hazzard, plays Hannah's father, Jacob, who is a physician. Jasmine Guy, who is most remembered as the spoiled Whitley Gilbert on "A Different World," plays Nurse Mary.
Rachel Hendrix makes her motion picture debut as Hannah and is truly the star of the film. With only a few music videos and a TV movie, "Alumni" to her credit, this young woman impressively demonstrated the full range of emotion necessary to pull off her role. With a striking on-camera presence, Rachel has a great future in front of her. She and John Schneider really worked well together as father and daughter; they exhibited great chemistry.
For those who are fans of the film "Courageous," you see Robert Amaya, who play Javier, in one scene. Also, Chris Sligh, who appeared a few years ago on American Idol, is also in the cast.
This is unapologetically a message movie. It needs to be. Abortion has been sanitized as a surgical procedure for women and, more recently, has been re-invented as a necessary ingredient for healthcare. "October Baby" brings the viewer back to reality - this is about the taking of a human life; a baby in the womb is killed.
The film opens in select theaters across the country on March 23. The producers of "October Baby" have assigned 10% of the profits of the movie to the Every Life is Beautiful Fund, which will distribute funds to frontline organizations helping women facing crisis pregnancies, life-affirming adoption agencies, and those caring for orphans.
On Friday we'll be running a special interview I had with Jon Erwin, the co-writer and co-director of the film.
Don't miss "October Baby!"
Randy Sly is the Associate Editor of Catholic Online and the CEO/Associate Publisher for the Northern Virginia Local Edition of Catholic Online (http://virginia.catholic.org). He is a former Archbishop of the Charismatic Episcopal Church who laid aside that ministry to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church.
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2017
Comfort for the Afflicted. That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.
Golden Globes 2017: Did any Catholic-based films make the cut? Check out the complete list of nominees here Watch
The 74th Golden Globe Awards nominees are finally in! LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Golden Globe awards will be hosted by Jimmy ... continue reading
Pope Francis welcomed Oscar-winning film director Martin Scorses and his family to the Vatican Wednesday to discuss "Silence," a film ... continue reading
Stop. If you haven't seen the latest sci-fi thriller, Arrival and you plan to do so, read no further. This story contains spoilers. If ... continue reading
Mel Gibson rises from a ten-year reprieve to release his latest faith-based film. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - For the first time ... continue reading
A powerful, new short film sheds light on the modern day Holocaust and challenges the church to take a stand. Sing A Little Louder, a heart ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Daily Readings for Sunday, February 19, 2017
- Pope Francis shares words of wisdom
- Bl. Alvarez of Corova: Saint of the Day for Sunday, February 19, 2017
- What is the Pope doing in California?
- Catholics Should Read, Pray, Live and Love the Bible as the Word of God
- Daily Reading for Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 HD Video
- Massive storm threatens to flood more than just the Oroville Dam HD Video
- john the baptist
- saint anne
- hail holy queen
- saint elizabeth
- saint paul
- saint christopher
- st mary
- nicene creed
- our lady of guadalupe
- saint francis of assisi
- young children
- Saint Nicole
- st. michael
- saint francis
- st nicholas
- all saints day
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 HD
- Daily Reading for Monday, February 20th, 2017 HD
- Daily Reading for Sunday, February 19th, 2017 HD
- Daily Reading for Saturday, February 18th, 2017 HD
Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.