A filmmaker behind the movie “Gosnell” has announced that he will use a $1,000 check sent to him by a hotel that canceled a screening to pay for free tickets to his film.
Produced by Anne McElhinney and Phelim McAleer and funded by a $2.3 million crowdfunding campaign, “Gosnell” is being released to 750 theaters nationwide next week.
The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Austin, Texas, had canceled a screening event, reportedly due to pressure from Planned Parenthood, who was set to have an event at the same time and hotel.
In a video posted to the official Facebook page for the “Gosnell” movie on Tuesday, McAleer announced he would not accept the “blood money” sent to him by Hyatt.
He then went on to ask viewers to send him 100 names of “a group on your area that will go on opening weekend” to see his film, he’ll “pay for the tickets” with the Hyatt check.
“Go to the website, send us a hundred names, send us your group name, where you are. We’ll pay for the tickets. You can go on Planned Parenthood’s dime, on the Hyatt Hotel’s,” said McAleer.
Last week, the filmmakers behind “Gosnell” told supporters that despite paying their deposit and signing a contract, the hotel decided to cancel the screening for “security reasons.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski