Tuesday, September 20, 2016

VOICELESS Defending The Rights Of The Unborn via a New Movie Releasing In October

RATED PG-13 (For thematic material and some violence)

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
Edmund Burke

Jesse is finding the truth of this statement first-hand.  Battling his own inner-demons, Jesse encounters a young, pregnant teen overcome with grief that, after an impulsive abortion, has her family blaming Jesse for more than just her final decision. Jesse’s wife Julia must come to terms with her own choices and decide if she can support her husband as opposition mounts against him.

‘Voiceless’ it is not a traditional theatrical run film. The producers are partnering with individuals, organizations, and movements to secure theater locations by guaranteeing ticket sales in order to have the film booked. Their prayer is that this movie will make it into EVERY American theater with a message that is needed, wanted, and timely.  The Supreme Court’s reversal of a Texas law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges and abortion facilities to meet basic health standards is a signal to the pro-life movement to push for social change in other ways, says Jason Jones, co-executive producer of the new pro-life film VOICELESS.

Jones, founder of Movie to Movement, a non-profit organization that uses the medium of motion pictures to engage audiences on the nature and dignity of the human person, is working with the VOICELESS film team to add 100 screens to the release of new pro-life film VOICELESS which debuts in theaters nationwide on October 7 and sees the recent court ruling as a major catalyst which will prompt pro-life organizations, churches and individuals to action.

I did my best viewing the movie via a link provided by the publicists of this film, but my system kept having to buffer the content, which made for a somewhat blotchy playback.  In premise, the arguments remain much the same as when the pro-life movement first began.  There is no new science, per se.  So really, the catalyst for this film lies chiefly in the recent court-rulings mentioned above.  And while I support the rights of the unborn children, and do not wish to harm the pro-life movement, my task was to review the movie.

While there were some moments of comic relief (chiefly at the beginning of the movie), for the most part what I saw were a series of contrived situations in which the hero (Jesse) is placed in crisis situations, is almost at the end of his rope (in one scene, almost literally) and then things work out.  The most realistic message seemed to be coming from his wife, who is refreshingly authentic in dealing with life issues that aren’t neatly tied up in boxes with ribbons on them.

Filmed (I’m led to believe) on location in Philadelphia, there is a distinctive lack of color.  It’s a very bleak film, dealing with a very disturbing reality.  But the intentions of the media group, to bring this film out in light of  the recent court rulings, is a blessing in and of itself.

4 out of 5 stars for a movie dealing with a topic that needs to be understood.