Director: Hollywood and press attack film with pro-life message

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Looking for a film that reflects your values? Then you should support Gimme Shelter, a new film with a strong pro-life message. And unlike a lot of movies that come out aimed at a conservative audience, this one delivers an engrossing, professional production with characters brought to life by big name actors. Nevertheless, the film has faced an uphill battle against the liberal politics in Hollywood. Director Ronald Krauss joined the Glenn Beck Program Wednesday night to discuss what conservatives can do to make sure their values are represented in mainstream culture.

The film was inspired by the story of Darlisha Dozier, a young woman with an abusive mother who grew up in and out of foster homes. She spent time on the streets before eventually being taken in Several Sources Shelters. Along the way, she finds herself pregnant and has to resist pressure from those who don’t agree with her choice to keep her baby.

“I’m glad this movie’s out and I can give my life story and inspire everybody,” Dozier told the audience. “I encourage everybody to go see it.”

Director Ronald Krauss was able to recruit some great actors for Gimme Shelter, including Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, and James Earl Jones.

Nevertheless, he faced several challenges in making the movie. In an interview with The National Review, he explained, “I spent literally almost a year pushing and pushing people to get this movie out. A lot of people in Hollywood actually went out of their way to make sure this movie would not come out. People tried to pay me off — and I just kept saying,No no no no no. And then I came across someone who was willing to help me.”

Krauss told Stu Burguiere, filling in for Glenn, that this is a film focused on family and people overcoming crisis, and that conservatives who want to see more movies like this need to go out and support the ones that are now in theaters.

“We’ve made this film,” he said, “…but you have to support it, otherwise it will not be there next weekend.”

Watch the trailer below:

  • Dave

    Its admirable that they are putting out a message that is so positive and yet can be so controversial in their industry. Good Job! Some friends and I are trying to put out a thought provoking pro life song that resonates with people and would hopefully change their minds. Please listen and see if you think it works. We have some other ideas as well. http://www.reverbnation.com/ann12/song/19843013-my-right-to-choose

  • Anonymous

    Anything that doesn’t fawn over Hollywood lifestyle choices is a threat that must be squashed by hate, lies, threats and blacklisting.

  • SherleyRLedoux

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  • Stephan Bruno

    Newsflash:

    If a movie sucks it sucks. Not everything is a fucking conspiracy. This movie only lasted 3 days in my local theatre? Why? BECAUSE IT SUCKS!

    If a pro-life message kills a movie tell me why “Juno” was such a success? Sometimes a duck is a fucking duck. This movie sucks. It got what it deserved. End of story.

  • Anonymous

    Whether the movie turned out to be good or not isn’t that relevant. The director just said he experienced a lot of push-back against the film’s message. The movie apparently did get what it deserved as you say, it was actually made.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Newsflash Abortion was started by a racist who wanted to wipe out the black race.

  • Stephan Bruno

    Newsflash:

    Don’t you have a blanket to get polio from?

  • Colleen

    How does one find themselves pregnant? I am tired of everyones double standards . We need to stop sugar coating everything and call it like it is. Everyone knows how they became pregnant and everyone knows that killing a baby is Murder.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Newsflash:
    You are racist.

  • Paul Crittenden

    Critiquing a movie (which you aren’t even doing) is a relative thing. Without the marketing, most movies won’t do well. Fortunately, just like Duck Dynasty, all this press will make it a blockbuster, even if it doesn’t last in your ghetto theater for more than 3 days. Narcissist much?

  • Karen

    What’s up with all the hate, Stephan?

  • markymarvin

    I might be the one Republican that supports a womans right to choose. Sorry but if it means one less liberal, I’m for it.

  • Lil Pontoon

    I agree Colleen, whether you are pro-life or pro-choice the fact is abortion is morally wrong on every level. That is the thing humans need to accept.

  • https://www.facebook.com/katie.hampton.5203 Bluefrost

    That looks like a cool movie!! :)

  • Billie J. Roys

    Different strokes for different folks! The movies they show for weeks after week all the time ain’t worth watching, I think Gimme Shelter would be an outstanding movie and hope it will be showing in Abilene theaters so I can see it!

  • Fred Beggs

    I am a man and I can somewhat understand that. It is easy to find comfort and it it is easy to be abused. If ever a person lives in full control of will and right then that person would be God. Just be easy. I hate abortion because it kills twice. Just be easy and gentle when it comes to people and lead them gently to another source of life, greater than this world.

  • Silent Political Yeoman

    Consider when Juno was released, dude. The morals of Hollow-wood weren’t up to the level of resistance then as they are now. Especially now, with their god-worship of Obama.

  • Kay Jay.

    I rarely go to the movies, but when movies like this come out, I go to show my support. I rounded up my teenage kids last Friday (on the day of it’s release) and we went to see this. We thought it was really good. Movie of the year? No, but it’s well done. I support pro-life efforts any way I can.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    New Flash that is what you said about Lone Survivor and so far it made over 101 million and still going. So I am not going to listen to your movie advise because clearly you have a poor choice in movies.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I am going to see this just to piss off the left.

  • Alex Hill

    What about the woman IN the womb, if the baby is a girl? Does she have the right to choose? Its an honest question.

  • Fred Beggs

    Planned Parenthood more so than Abortion itself but the same result and purpose is intended.

  • SavannahSummer

    It’s an awesome movie!

  • SavannahSummer

    It’s a movie worth seeing that’s for sure Billie. Hope you enjoy it if it comes to your neck of the woods. Have a great weekend!!

  • karenprayerwarrior

    you know there are women out there who would give their right arm to have a child , some women can’t have children ,even when they spend all of their money on artificial drugs and still no child , yes there are some good foster parents out there ,I am one of them , let me ask these pro choice women something . Would you go and murder a person just because they get in your way ? knowing that you will go to prison . So , why murder a innocent child with no voice , did you know that the heart beat of a baby starts within 5 weeks , look I know some will say well it’s my body , yeah and ??? It’s the baby’s body to , look I cant judge a woman only their sins , but before you walk into a abortion clinic ask yourself this , is it worth it ?My cousin had a aboration at 14 and to this day she regrets it every day of her life , she told me at the time that she should of given the child to us since I had a difficult time conceving , but Praise God I was able to have 2 wonderful beautiful children today and 4 grand babies . Please there are people out there to help , I am one of them and to those saying that the child would be a gang banger or druggie , can you see into the future of a child , no you can’t

  • Jeff Lambeau

    But war is inherently ok… because that is certainly not murder in any way shape or form.

  • Jeff Lambeau

    I’m watching this more to piss off big Hollywood studios. Independent cinema is something that really needs to be supported regardless of what political ideology is behind the project (one of the dumbest arguements in cinema is “I don’t agree with this person’s point of view, so this movie must be a bad movie”). I am left leaning, I’ll admit, but “Gimme Shelter” is a movie that artistically speaking, deserves to be watched. It’s a very well made film.

  • Jeff Lambeau

    Well, “Precious” was nominated for a lot of Oscars in 2011 and that movie had a girl who decided to not have an abortion even when the baby was a result of her own father raping her. So no, the argument is not that simple dumbass.

  • Jodi Hatch

    Nice Language! That shows your respect for others and yourself!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Ok now I am going to try to see it.

  • markymarvin

    definition : Woman – /ˈwo͝omən/
    1. an adult human female.

  • Silent Political Yeoman

    That may be partially due to the fact that the character was majorly overweight (hence a minority in the minds of some Liberals). Additionally, the case of rape – incestuous rape, at that – also played a part in it, too. Learn to use civil, intelligent language instead of stooping to calling me names like a Radical tool, Jeffy.

  • David

    Lets all support something good. We all need to do our part. All must of us do is talk with out actions.
    David

  • Joshua

    Reductionism. War in the sense of trying to kill others for the sake of conquest? Wrong. Defending or having no option other than engaging in “war” as a response to an imminent threat? Not wrong. Seeking to justify or nullify one position with the perceived hypocrisy of another? Seeking to rationalize immorality.

  • russellmuscle1

    That’s not even funny.

  • russellmuscle1

    Pro Choice people have went from encouraging “choice” for women to basically encouraging abortion. Looks like an incredible movie though, and Rosario Dawson is so freaking beautiful.

  • russellmuscle1

    I think he’s just saying the movie sucked and it had nothing to do with a pro life message. LOL

  • Joshua

    You’re playing a rather weak game of semantics on that one.

  • russellmuscle1

    I kind of feel like very liberal women and feminists see pregnancy as degrading and oppressive to women. It’s really sad what feminism has become; they seem to think that women need to be more like men rather than appreciate women for what incredible creatures we are. :-)

  • Jo

    This looks as if it will be a great movie for teaching life lessons. We need more movies for families.

  • russellmuscle1

    That’s a lame argument. Of course war is inherently wrong. Like abortion, sometimes a person/country has a good reason to go to war. Sometimes you understand that choice or could even say it’s “justified”, but the taking of human life is always, always, always wrong and tragic.

  • markymarvin

    No, i stated my belief. Honestly a child is a child to me. I don’t call a female baby a woman. Do you? If he had asked if I believed that the baby girl had the right to choose? I still would have said no, because a child of that age is incapable of making that type of choice.

    Believe it or not there are quite a few pro-choice, pro-gun republicans out there.. Oh and btw I also believe in the death penalty and don’t believe that Viagra should be covered by insurance.

    I don’t believe what others tell me to believe, I make my own choices.

  • Guest

    Having a baby isn’t a choice. It’s a consequence of a choice. In no other area of life can we choose the consequence of our choices. We can only choose and then accept the consequence. If a woman chooses to have unprotected sex, and a baby is a result, that woman already made her “choice”. (Yes, I know that sometimes rape and terrible things happen. Those are hard ones to deal with.) But the majority of the time, abortion is just a way of back tracking a bad choice in the first place. When the “consequence” of a baby comes, then it’s time to make another choice…will I keep it? or will I give it to somebody who can care for it?

  • Netta Esse

    So making a movie that’s positive and uplifting and pro-life is offensive to Hollywood? Ugh. Such jerks.

  • Andrew Patton

    A bishop wrote in the early days of Christianity, “That is a man which will be one.” The same applies to women.

  • Mary Potts Davidson

    As a woman I have to agree with your comment.

  • Mary Potts Davidson

    I don’t regret mine at all. I am sure you will judge me but you don’t know what my situation was like. How dare anyone attempt to play God by passing judgement on another. I AM PRO CHOICE. And I stand with my rights as an individual to choose what is right for me and my body.

  • Dave

    Its admirable that they are putting out a message that is so positive and yet can be so controversial in their industry. Good Job! Some friends and I are trying to put out a thought provoking pro life song that resonates with people and would hopefully change their minds. Please listen and see if you think it works. We have some other ideas as well. http://www.reverbnation.com/ann12/song/19843013-my-right-to-choose

  • Jason Melchiore

    To follow your thougts to its logical conclusion, smoking crack and drinking alcohol while pregnant is on the moral highground. It is wour body your choice right.

    So make a crack baby, murder a child it makes no difference because you are a selfish whore.

  • publicservice46 .

    russell, you could not be more wrong. Taking a life to save a life (your own or someone elses) is the right thing to do always. Because you lack both the courage and the compass to grasp that fact will always leave you a sheep were you ever to find yourself amongst a pack of wolves.

  • Alex Hill

    OK, markymarvin, you’re defining your argument, that’s good. So a female is not entitled to choose certain life circumstances until adulthood? At what age is a female entitled to choose whether or not she lives?

  • 히다야툰니사

    I support this film! this is not some trashy film for the sake of profit making by some profit hunger companies. this film has an intrinsic value- it go deeper as a message to all of us. you go girl go rock the world we love youuuu

  • http://singleseasons.wordpress.com/ Brittany Lee Ketter

    I’m intrigued….this could be good. Maybe….we’ll see.

  • fire lion

    then america hasnt fought a legitimate war since world war 2

  • fire lion

    So what were the christians doing during the crusades? defending what?

  • fire lion

    you can see the effect of pro life by the 2 million people filling prisons.

  • David

    So you agree with eugenics philosophy?

  • Steven-X

    This is one film, against how many with the opposite message? And they get their pannies in a bunch? I THOUGHT they celebrated diversity? I guess to the left diversity is getting everyone to agree with NOW, GLAD or ACORN.

  • Jefferson Tester

    The Holy Roman Catholic Church (a human organization) as run largely by those who desired power, was abused and utilized for selfish gain by those at its helm. Most were not Christians in any viable sense of the word as their beliefs and actions were not in alignment with anything written in the scriptures or that Christ said. At the time, Christians (the vast majority of which were not allowed/able to read the scriptures due to their being in Latin and generally inaccessible to the public at the time) were largely at the mercy of those who could and should have known better. That particular war was not fought for Christ. It was fought for selfish gain by those in power. Those who would blame Christians (individuals) for that are errant in their accusations. It’s basically the same thing as blaming a cashier at Walmart for the company that employs them being wretched.

  • http://WWW.ARTISTSITES.ORG/ZbOROVAN ZbOROVAN

    GIMME SHELTER is not only a film I want to see, it’s also a film I want to own on DVD.

  • Plow Comms

    The principles of morality and liberty serve as a basis for the rules of law intended to prevent unequal treatment and plunder by the state.

  • Jessica

    How dare you play God with your child’s life?

  • Greg Le Grand

    I question why the film used white actors to tell this story rather than black actors from which cultural background she comes? Does the message sell better? People would write it off as just another ‘black’ movie? It seems to me there was a lack of courage on the part of the filmmaker.

  • Anonymous

    lol all independent movies are tough to make, nimrod. and why the hell would someone offer to pay you not to put it out? stfu.

  • Anonymous

    This movie had a limited run in my area, but it was well worth seeing. Movies like this need to be supported to show Hollywood what really matters to people.

  • Anonymous

    “It sucks” is really a bit too vague to be a valid review. How about a more detailed critique to prove you actually saw the movie?

  • Anonymous

    You can see the effects of pro-death by the aging workforce, many less taxpayers resulting reduced demand for products, less jobs and less tax revenue. As you age, you’re advocating the death of the people who will be running this country and, eventually, making your decisions.

    40 years of abortion has not emptied the prisons and has not eliminated poverty. I argue that the lie of abortion has contributed to filling prisons because of a nationwide addiction to the false freedoms of contraception and abortion leading to unwise lifestyles. The affects: From a prison population of about 250,000 in 1970 to over 2.2 million today.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely. The radical feminists hijacked what was, originally, a very important cause, equated sexual promiscuity with freedom, demonized men and pregnancy as an impediment to that false freedom and are now trying to clean up the mess through abortion and other “population control” methods. Now we have a generation of young men and women who think of sex in terms of “safe” and “protected” instead of *child*.

    1.2 million dead children per year who were not “safe” bear witness to the lies of abortion and contraception.

  • Anonymous

    People are unable to judge you, though some people may lead one to believe that they can. You cannot judge yourself. However, we can and must judge actions. Judge actions wisely.

  • Anonymous

    It does mean one less person.

  • Anonymous

    Incorrect. The Catholic Church was formed by Christ and then He handed the Church over to the stewardship of imperfect men. Only He knows why. The stewards are imperfect but the Church is not. It is an error to reject Christ’s Church because of the actions of man.

  • Paulita Gilberto

    They were defending their right to have access to the Holy Land from Islam. You do know he Christians lost, right? Yet like liberals, even when Muslims win, they hate their “oppressors.”

  • Paulita Gilberto

    The Universal (Catholic) Church started in the Upper Room in Jerusalem. Rome took over the Church in their empire and forced “conversion” through mixing the Bible with the religion of Rome, substituting Saints for Roman gods including Mary as omnipresent beings that could hear the prayers of millions which only God can do. Only He is onmipresent. The Body of Christ is still a Universal Church and can’t be tied to any denomination.

  • Paulita Gilberto

    You are the one that played God. Right and wrong don’t change because they happen to be inconvenient for an individual. Even a baby that is the product of rape is no more worthless than the rape victim. I’m sorry you allowed your conscience to be seared by your experience.

  • Paulita Gilberto

    There was another pro-choice film called “Bella” that was really beautiful & won a lot of International awards. It’s not enough to be neutral with liberals though. They have to have the whole pie. Housewives who choose to be housewives, women who choose to have their inconvenient babies, homosexuals who don’t want to get married or who decide a civil union is fine are anathema to the left because they do nothing to advance their leftist agendas. .

  • Paulita Gilberto

    Most Christians stopped going to movies a long time ago mostly because even if the message is good, they have to listen to trash talk like your every day speech. Juno slipped through, just like “Amazing Grace” did.

  • Paulita Gilberto

    Look at the anger in his language.

  • Jefferson Tester

    You can say what you like. The fact remains that, while Christ inhabits the hearts of individuals and occasionally works through organizations, the Holy Roman Catholic Church of that day and age was largely a political organization acting on human goals. Instead of acting as an agent of peace, outreach and healing, it strode forth on a war horse girded in armor in an attempt to make a land grab and those in control of her were willing to do whatever it took to get it, including turning a blind eye to the many sins and crimes the church’s own soldiery committed. I don’t reject “Christ’s Church” because, as his kingdom is “not of this earth,” his Church is not a human-run organization nor is it found in a structure built by the hands of man, but rather it is found in the hearts of those who have devoted themselves to him, with or without membership in some contrived political hierarchy. “The gathering together” of his people can be in small numbers, and while we are not to forsake it, the institutionalization of it has been detrimental in many ways as well. Much like the difference between good, home-cooked foods and those bought at the store, worship is best when it’s done personally, and in the company of those you love and support, while much of the stuff you buy in the store is cold, tasteless, and/or filled with things you really shouldn’t be taking in anyways.