The Gosnell movie opens in theaters nationwide TODAY!
The movie about America's most notorious abortionist hits theaters today. It's directed by international film & TV star Nick Searcy - who is from Cullowhee, NC.
In a recent piece at National Review, Searcy explained why he wanted to make the movie, the challenges they faced, and why it's so important for these kinds of projects to be done:
This film had to go around Hollywood to make its way to the audience. That is a long and difficult road right now — but the trail has been blazed. Movies such as the recent hit I Can Only Imaginehave forged it, and found their audiences. While it might just be a rocky wagon trail now, I can see a day when it is a mighty freeway, bringing films with all viewpoints to the audiences who want to see them.
There is an underserved audience out there, an audience who wants to see truthful movies about serious issues and does not want to be told what to think by sermonizing, patronizing, or condescending filmmakers. If Hollywood is unable or unwilling to serve that audience, then a new Hollywood needs to be created, a Hollywood that is not controlled by fear. this film will become one more example of why we need to stop letting fear dictate what we, as artists, do in the film industry.
To Searcy's point: Look at this LA Times review.
Here is the interview we did with Searcy last week.
In Asheville, you can see it at the Biltmore Grande Stadium 15 as Biltmore Park Town Square.
Get a full list of all the theaters here.
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The Asheville Citizen-Times takes a look at Mayor Esther Manheimer's argument that hotels are being subsidized by taxpayers. The Mayor has it exactly backwards - tourists subsidize local taxpayers to the tune of about $1,900 per taxpayer per year. But you won't find that in the newspaper story. Just the Mayor's narrative.