Richmond Times-Dispatch to Host “Deadline” Movie Local Premiere

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By: Press Release | Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Richmond Times-Dispatch will host the April 17 Richmond premiere of “Deadline,” a movie inspired by the true story of journalists investigating the decades-old unsolved murder of a young black man. Proceeds from ticket sales will support the Science Museum of Virginia Foundation.

“Even with movie clichés how can you not applaud a film where journalists’ pursuit of the truth corrects social injustice?” said Tom Silvestri, publisher of The Times-Dispatch. “We are ecstatic to sponsor Deadline and support our friends at the Science Museum of Virginia in further recognition of its special program on Race.”

The movie is based on the book “Grievances” by former Charlotte Observer Managing Editor Mark Ethridge, who also wrote the screenplay. “Deadline” stars Academy Award® nominee Eric Roberts and Steve Talley, a former high school newspaper columnist who also starred in several movies. A Transcendent film, “Deadline” was directed by Curt Hahn.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Hank Klibanoff, an Emory University journalism professor and managing editor of The Civil Rights Cold Case Project, has said of the film: “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.”

Tickets for the “Deadline” premiere April 17 at the Regal Short Pump start at $25, with larger sponsor contributions available. Red-carpet arrivals start at 6 p.m., the movie begins at 7 p.m. and there will be a Q&A panel afterward with Ethridge, Hahn and select cast members. For more information, to order tickets and to view a “Deadline” trailer, visit

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