By Dianne E. Butts:
“October Baby is the story of 19-year-old Hannah, who finds out she is adopted and is the survivor of an attempted abortion,” according to an article in the Christian Booksellers Association’s monthly newsletter (CBAnews.org) about the movie’s premiere this month. The screenplay was co-written by Jon Erwin and Theresa Preston. Jon and his brother Andrew have won multiple Dove Awards for music videos featuring contemporary Christian artists including Michael W. Smith and Casting Crowns. This is their first feature film.
The film, which premiers in theaters nationwide March 23, 2012, is distributed by Provident Films (Courageous, Fireproof) and Samuel Goldwyn Films (Fireproof, Amazing Grace, Facing the Giants).
October Baby stars newcomer Rachel Hendrix as Hannah and features John Schneider (Smallville, The Dukes of Hazzard). According to the October Baby movie web site, the producers “have assigned 10% of the profits of the movie to the Every Life is Beautiful Fund, which will distribute funds to frontline organization helping women facing crisis pregnancies, life-affirming adoption agencies, and those caring for orphans.”
According to the article at CBAnews.org, when Hannah “finds out she is adopted and is the survivor of an attempted abortion…she goes on a road trip to find answers, locate her birth mother and, ultimately, discover how powerful forgiveness can be.”
October Baby apparently will also have its share of laughs. Well-known speaker and abortion-survivor Gianna Jessen commented, “I laughed so hard, and cried so hard, and healed.”
The CBA article states that “October Baby offers viewers an enjoyable, entertaining, intensely human film about friends hitting the road together and finding more than they bargained for: adventure, romance, truth…and the power to forgive… October Baby honestly and evenhandedly invites audiences to explore their own views of life’s value and the importance of their choices.”
You can find the theater nearest you where the movie is playing on the October Baby web site: octoberbabymovie.net. You can also view a short trailer there. A longer trailer is below.
Why not invite your friends and make it a fun night out? Your friends may end up finding God in the October Baby movie.
Also hear a bit from the producers of this movie, plus see an interview with Gianna Jessen who was born alive after her mother attempted to abort her. Gianna is a gifted speaker and musician and prolife advocate and has spoken at many congressional hearings in defense of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act.