GOSNELL MOVIE

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

from 6:30 pm 'til 8:30 pm

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ABOUT THE FILM  http://www.gosnellmovie.com/#

Synopsis

The film is the shocking true story of the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell - his 30 year killing spree and the political and media establishment that tried to cover it up. Originally investigated for illegal prescription drug sales, a raid by DEA, FBI & local law enforcement revealed crimes they could not have expected within the clinic.

Based on the NY Times Bestseller — Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer.

Crowdfunding

Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer was one of the most successfully crowdfunded films in history. It was an amazing experience for us.

Almost 30,000 people donated over $2.3m in 45 days. When it ended it was the most successful crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo website. We want to thank all of our funders who helped make this project such a success. We literally could not have done it without you. This is your movie.

Phelim 
Ann 
Magdalena

Story

The movie is based on The New York Times best-selling book Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killerwritten by producers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer. The book became especially controversial when The New York Times initially refused to feature it on its bestsellers list despite sales figures that revealed it should be on the list.

The New York Times admitted they adjust the list as an "editorial decision".

 

CAST

Dean Cain | Detective James “Woody” Wood

Dean Cain was born Dean George Tanaka in Mount Clemens, Michigan, to actress Sharon Thomas Cain and Roger Tanaka. His mother married his adoptive father, director Christopher Cain, when Dean was three. Though he grew up in Malibu and attended Santa Monica High School, his career plans favored professional football over acting. While at Princeton, he completed a History major and set an NCAA record for interceptions in a season. After signing with the Buffalo Bills, a knee injury ended his pro career before it began. Though he had already played a part in his father's The Stone Boy, he tackled minor television and commercial roles (notably, Beverly Hills, 90210) before landing his break-through role as Superman/Clark Kent in the series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. He is a regular on Fox News and in 2018, was sworn in as a Reserve Police Officer for the St. Anthony Police Department in St. Anthony, Idaho.

Sarah Jane Morris | Alexis “Lexy” McGuire

Sarah Jane Morris was born on April 12, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee. She is an actress and producer, known for her appearances on Brothers & SistersCoyote Ugly, and Seven Pounds. She has been married to Ned Brower since February 19, 2005. They have two children. From 2015-2017, she starred in a recurring role on the NBC series The Night Shift.

Earl Billings | Dr. Kermit Gosnell

Earl Billings enjoys a storied career in acting that stretches over 30 years. A veteran of stage and screen-work, Earl Billings was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 4, 1945. His experience in the business of acting ranged from minor roles to more improved, longer-lasting screen appearances. Early on, he gained notoriety for his role in Aflac commercials. His presence has been attached to such notable television series of the 1970s and 1980s including The Bionic WomanThe Incredible HulkThe Jeffersons and Knight Rider. His stocky, heavy build often lent him roles as 'everyday men' or police officers or guards. Not excluding his work in film, Earl appeared in Crimson Tide starring Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman, Con Air, starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and John Malkovich and Thank You for Smoking starring Aaron Eckhart. He has made a strong standing in television work with episode credits on Walker, Texas RangerAlly McBealERWithout a Trace, and How I Met Your Mother during the latter 1990s and early to mid-2000s. In the late 2000s Earl appeared on television series including Miss Guided in 2008, followed by the vampire drama True Blood in that same year. In 2010, Earl also made appearances on Cold CaseParenthood, and Raising Hope.

Michael Beach | Dan Molinari

Born and raised in the rough inner city Roxbury area of Boston, Beach was an athlete who never expected to be an actor. After performing in a few high school plays, he auditioned for, got accepted by, and later graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School Of Drama in New York City. For the past thirty years, Beach has worked with many acclaimed actors, producers and directors on 50 Feature Films and hundreds of hours of Television.

On the big screen, he appeared in Broken City opposite Mark Wahlberg & Russell Crow and the frightening Insidious 2 starring Patrick Wilson & Rose Byrne. Beach has stayed busy in television over the past few years with recurring roles on the following series: The 100, The Blacklist, Secrets and Lies, Sons of Anarchy, The Game, and The Client List.Other notable feature film credits include: Patriot’s Day, Red Dawn, Sparkle, Hell Ride, and First Sunday. 

Beach is most often recognized for his three year stint on NBC's medical drama mega hit, ER, playing the role of Al Boulet. Beach also worked closely with acclaimed actors and directors in several films, such as A Family Thing, Internal Affairs, One False Move, Rebound, Cadence, Bad Company, Suspect, End of the Line, Asunder, White Man’s Burden, Lean on Me, The Abyss, Short Cuts, and True Romance. In 2018, he will appear in the highly-anticipated Marvel film, Aquaman.

Nick Searcy | Mike Cohan

A consistent presence in film and television for over 25 years, Nick Searcy has starred in independent films as well as studio blockbusters, including MoneyballThe Last SongThe Ugly TruthThe Dead GirlRunaway JuryCast Away, Head Of State, and Fried Green Tomatoes, among others. In 2018, he appeared in two Academy Award Best Picture nominees, 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and the Best Picture winner, The Shape Of Water.

After completing a six-year run as Chief Deputy Art Mullen on the popular FX series Justified, he appeared as Deke Simmons in Hulu’s 11/22/63, and has also been a series regular on UPN’s 7 Days, CBS’s American Gothic, HBO’s From The Earth To The Moon, ABC’s Rodney, and CW’s Easy Money, and has guest starred on countless shows including Chicago MedHawaii 5-0MomHot in ClevelandIntelligenceArcherThe MentalistLie To MeWithout a TraceThe West WingCSI, and NCIS. He returned to the stage, his first love, in 2016 as Raymond Chandler in Billy & Ray at the Laguna Playhouse, and again in 2017 in the Geffen Playhouse production of The Legend of Georgia McBride. His first film, Paradise Falls, won 6 festival awards including the Best Feature Film award at the 1997 Hollywood Film Festival, and he continues to write and develop new works for the screen.
On Dec. 27, 2017, Mr. Searcy became the biggest Hollywood star ever to guest-host the popular Rush Limbaugh radio program, as well as the first Hollywood star to guest-host for Rush and appear in the Best Picture winner in the same year.

As of 2018, he has been in 5 films that were Oscar nominated for Best Picture: The Prince of Tides (1991), The Fugitive (1993), Moneyball (2011), The Shape of Water (2017), and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). The Shape of Water is a Best Picture winner.

Cyrina Fiallo | Molly Mullaney

Cyrina Fiallo was born on December 29, 1991 in Miami, Florida. She’s best known for her recurring role on the Disney Channel program Good Luck Charlie. Cyrina is a member of the cover group “The Girls,” with Alison Brie and Julianna Guill. She has appeared in numerous commercials for brands such as Allstate, Aldi, Diet Pepsi, and Subaru. Her television credits include Everybody Hates Chris, Community, Gigantic, Glee, Switched at Birth, Girl Meets World, and Supernatural. Cyrina recently guest starred on the popular television shows Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Barry, and Life in Pieces.

AlonZo Rachel | Detective Stark

AlonZo Rachel or "Zo" was born on Grissom AFB and raised in Southern, Ca. Rachel is the founder of Bronze Serpent Media and is one of the most unique voices in social political commentary. He began his video commentaries on MySpace in 2007 and his audience followed his work over to YouTube where his videos would be viewed by hundreds of thousands and even millions. 

Rachel's video commentaries became a favorite for his ability to express profound and creative perspectives from a Christian conservative angle with charming humor.

Rachel used his martial arts studio to record his video commentaries after teaching his classes. His observations have gotten him invited on shows like The O'Reilly Factor, The Dr. Drew show, Red Eye, Fox and Friends, many radio shows, and speaking engagements where he has shared the stage with the likes of Andrew Breibart, Jack Hibbs, Herman Cain, Larry Elder, Bill Whittle, and many more.

Rachel's commentaries became published as ZoNation on PJTV.com from 2008 to 2015. ZoNation was a play on his name, Zo; shortened from originally AlfonZo. He continues his commentaries called the Zo Loft; his place for chuckle therapy in a world that gets people down with so much backward thinking. Sinisturbia is another medium Rachel uses to illustrate the irony and absurdity of left wing thinking. Sinisturbia is a teleplay project reminiscent of the Twilight Zone but more satirical.

His commentaries also include "Bible Trippin'"; a fun and insightful read through of the Bible, chapter by chapter, verse by verse where he invites people to "Trip Out" on the mind blowing Word of God. Rachel is also a musician. His main music project is 20 lb Sledge of which he is the founder, principle song writer, and drummer.

Dominique Deon | Betty Goodwin

Dominique Deon started her acting career in her hometown Dallas, Texas. She is a graduate of KD College of Film and Dramatic Arts. This achievement instantly led her to star in many stage productions throughout the city including performing at the African American Repertory Theater. After appearing in numerous productions, Dominique won an Irma P. Hall Black Theatre Award for best featured actress in a play for her role of “Sophie” in Lynn Nottages’ Ruined at the Bishop Arts Theater. She made her film debut in Gosnell: America’s Biggest Serial Killer for the role of “Betty Goodwin” starring Dean Cain and Earl Billings.  Dominique enjoys to workout. She ran track, played basketball, volleyball, flag football in her teens and is still an athlete today. She loves to explore many styles of dance including jazz, hip hop, modern, lyrical and ballet. She is known for performing in many choreographies at the Black Box Theater hosted by Paula Morelan. Dominique took her talent to Atlanta, Georgia January 2017 where she is now training at Nick Conti Professional Actor Studio. She is looking forward to working in the next Golden Globe Award series or in any feature opposite Denzel Washington. Passionate, responsible and committed are characteristics that reflect Dominique’s personality. Dedication and perseverance has been the foundation of every accomplishment in her acting career. Dominique believes that with nonmalleable hard work, her success is destined.

 

CHARACTERS

Detective James “Woody” Wood - Based on Jim Wood, the detective whose routine drug investigation led to the exposure of America's most prolific serial killer. Woody is a cop who tends to do first and ask questions later. He has to navigate territorial cops, politicized bureaucrats and an establishment that covered up the crime for years. And then Wood has to gather evidence against a devious and charismatic serial killer who operated for decades in plain sight.

Stark - Woody's partner and a voice of reason against Woody's impulsive tendencies. Intelligent and understands people but is that enough against an opponent like Gosnell?

Lexy - Based on Assistant District Attorney Christine Wechsler, Lexy is an ADA who investigates the Gosnell case and brings the case to the grand jury and eventually to trial. Lexy is a tough, smart attorney and a mother of 5. Through the Gosnell case she discovers much about abortion that she didn't know and uncovers the horrors of what happened at Gosnell's abortion clinic. She is conflicted personally and politically, will she do the right thing?

Dan Molinari - An ambitious District Attorney who is torn between the political establishment who want the case to go away and his own political ambitions. If his team secure a conviction it could be the case that propels him to the the top of the pile. But only if they win. Does he have the courage and political will to support his team when they need it?

Kermit Gosnell - Husband, Father, Doctor and America's most prolific serial killer. A devious killer who has surrounded himself with those who will also kill without hesitation. After a killing spree of 30 years - will he ever face justice?

Mike Cohan - Gosnell's defense attorney. A brilliant legal mind, an excellent orator and a pitbull in the courtroom. He understands the law and really understands the people who sit in juries. As the trial goes into legally uncharted areas - Cohan sows doubt in the jury and in his opposing counsel.

Betty - A young woman who worked at Gosnell's clinic since she was a teenager. Betty is at first very frightened when the cops come to investigate Gosnell but eventually she helps the cops make sure he never kills again. She is a strong young woman who is faced with a tough choice between saving herself and her family or telling the truth.

 

PRODUCERS

Ann McElhinney

Ann McElhinney is a NYT best-selling author, journalist, film producer and director and one of the most successful crowdfunders in the world.

She produced and co-wrote the movie Gosnell - The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. She and her husband, journalist Phelim McAleer wrote the NYT Best Seller Gosnell – The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer. The book debuted at #3 Amazon Best Seller and sold out in 3 days after publication.

The Gosnell project has attracted an enormous amount of media coverage on television, radio and with hundreds of articles written about the book, film and the historic crowdfunding.

McElhinney directed and produced FrackNation - A Journalist's Search for the Fracking Truth, a documentary on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and the natural gas boom in the US and abroad. Variety said it was a “briskly paced…mischievous pic.”

She also produced and directed Not Evil Just Wrong (2009), a film which examines the devastating consequences of global warming hysteria. And Mine Your Own Business - the first documentary that asks difficult questions of the environmental movement. Canada's The National Post said "Mine Your Own Business is devastating because it combats prejudices and fantasies with pictures that refute thousands of weasel words.”

McElhinney has made documentaries for the BBC, CBC (Canada) and RTE (Ireland). The Search for Tristan's Mum concerned the case of Tristan Dowse, a baby who was adopted and later abandoned by an Irish man and his wife in Indonesia.

McElhinney was featured in and was the Associate Producer of the highly controversial documentary Return to Sender (2005) for CBC about the adoption of a Romanian child by a rich Canadian couple who years later sent the child back.

McElhinney is a regular columnist with TownHall. She has also written for or appeared on FOX News, CNN, BBC, CBC (Canada), ABC (Australia), RTE (Ireland), The Sunday Times and The Irish Times. McElhinney has worked as a journalist and filmmaker in the US, Canada, Romania, Bulgaria, Chile, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Ghana and Uganda.

She is an entertaining and sought-after public speaker. McElhinney produces and directs with her husband Phelim McAleer, they live in Venice, California with their two cats: Top Cat and Scaredy Cat.

Phelim McAleer

Phelim McAleer is a producer, veteran investigative journalist, playwright and one of the world's leading Crowdfunders.

He attended the Gosnell trial and produced and co-wrote Gosnell - The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.

Along with his wife journalist Ann McElhinney he is the author of the New York Times best selling book Gosnell – The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer, published by Regnery and available on AmazonBarnes & Noble and Books A Million.

McAleer is a regular columnist for the Wall Street Journal, The Irish Times and townhall.com.

Together with his wife Ann he has raised almost $3m in five separate crowdfunding campaigns. Their Gosnell movie was the most successful film project ever on Indiegogo. It raised $2.3m in just 45 days.

Gosnell is a ripped from the headlines story about a respected doctor who ran a medical clinic in an impoverished Philadelphia neighborhood. But behind the doors of his clinic the smiling, avuncular Kermit Gosnell was also America's most prolific serial killer.

McAleer produced and directed FrackNation a documentary about fracking which was funded through a $212,000 crowdfunding campaign. The New York Times described FrackNation as "provocative and meticulously researched." 

McAleer has been at forefront of popularizing Verbatim Theater in the US.

He caused a storm when his play Ferguson, about the police shooting of Michael Brown, was staged in Los Angeles. Although the play was based entirely on verbatim transcripts of eyewitness testimony to the Grand Jury actors objected to the script and nine of the 13 cast walked out before opening night. They were upset that the eyewitness testimony did not match their idea of how the shooting actually happened.  Alternative newspaper LA Weekly said Ferguson was "divisive, but riveting" and "an incendiary night of theatre".

For his online series Clinton Emails On Film – writer Mark Steyn said it was an example of McAleer doing “the work you can guarantee most of the American media have no stomach for.”

He has produced documentaries for the BBC, CBC (Canada) and RTE (Ireland) and two independent feature length documentaries. Before becoming a filmmaker, Phelim was a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times in Eastern Europe. He also covered Romania and Bulgaria for the Economist. Before that he covered Ireland for the UK Sunday Times. McAleer began his career in journalism covering the Northern Ireland troubles first as a reporter in Crossmaglen (known as Bandit Country) and then for the Irish News in Belfast.

He has worked as a filmmaker and journalist in many countries including Romania, Uganda, Madagascar, Bulgaria, Chile, Indonesia, Canada and China. McAleer has appeared on or is a regular contributor to an array of international media organizations including Fox News, CNN and the BBC. 
He has two cats, Scaredy Cat and Top Cat.

Magdalena Segieda

Magdalena was born in 1982 in Szczecin, a city in Poland mentioned in Churchill’s famous speech about the Iron Curtain. She is a filmmaker and one of America's most successful crowdfunders. She has broken several crowdfunding records. Magdalena is a producer of the Gosnell movie, which was at the time the most successful crowdfunding campaign for a movie on Indiegogo. It was also the biggest non-celebrity movie campaign across all platforms. To date, it has raised over $2.3m from more than 29,000 backers. Previously, Magdalena co-directed a feature documentary FrackNation which raised over $212K and was one of the most successful documentary campaigns on Kickstarter. She also ran several smaller campaigns, for a theatre play Ferguson which raised over $100K and most recently a series of online videos that raised over $52K.

Magdalena works and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their son.

                                            
John Sullivan

John is an award winning writer, director and producer. He is one of the most successful independent filmmakers of the decade with three of his films in the theatrical documentaries of all-time earning over $55mm at the box office. These include the hit films 2016 and America. He most recently produced Gosnell: America’s Biggest Serial Killer which is planned for release in 2018. He also worked with America’s favorite teacher, Ben Stein, producing the film ExpelledJohn just is in the middle of editing No Safe Space with Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager on free speech on college campuses and society.

One of John’s distinct opportunities is to have worked with two Academy Award winning producers; Gerald Molen (Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, Rain Man) and Gray Frederickson (Apocalypse Now, Godfather, Godfather II).

 

DIRECTOR

Nick Searcy

A consistent presence in film and television for over 25 years, Nick Searcy has starred in independent films as well as studio blockbusters, including MoneyballThe Last SongThe Ugly TruthThe Dead GirlRunaway JuryCast AwayHead Of State, and Fried Green Tomatoes, among others. In 2018, he appeared in two Academy Award Best Picture nominees, 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and the Best Picture winner, The Shape Of Water.

After completing a six-year run as Chief Deputy Art Mullen on the popular FX series Justified, he appeared as Deke Simmons in Hulu’s 11/22/63, and has also been a series regular on UPN’s 7 Days, CBS’s American Gothic, HBO’s From The Earth To The Moon, ABC’s Rodney, and CW’s Easy Money, and has guest starred on countless shows including Chicago MedHawaii 5-0MomHot in ClevelandIntelligenceArcherThe MentalistLie To MeWithout a TraceThe West WingCSI, and NCIS. He returned to the stage, his first love, in 2016 as Raymond Chandler in Billy & Ray at the Laguna Playhouse, and again in 2017 in the Geffen Playhouse production of The Legend of Georgia McBride. His first film, Paradise Falls, won 6 festival awards including the Best Feature Film award at the 1997 Hollywood Film Festival, and he continues to write and develop new works for the screen.

And historically, on Dec. 27, 2017, Mr. Searcy became the biggest Hollywood star ever to guest-host the popular Rush Limbaugh radio program, as well as the first Hollywood star to guest-host for Rush and appear in the Best Picture winner in the same year.

As of 2018, he has been in 5 films that were Oscar nominated for Best Picture: The Prince of Tides (1991), The Fugitive (1993), Moneyball (2011), The Shape of Water (2017), and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). The Shape of Water is a Best Picture winner.

Event Location
St Margaret Mary Catholic Community
7813 Shelbyville Road
Library Meeting Room
Louisville, KY  40222-5413 US