After nearly sold-out preview screenings of COME WHAT MAY in Harrisonburg, VA and Grants Pass, OR, Valley Family Forum director, Dean Welty, believes that the powerful new pro-life movie could impact the November elections.
“Audience survey card responses were tremendous. This movie tells how Roe v. Wade can be reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Moviegoers were excited or agitated on both sides because the movie shows in dramatic fashion just how flimsy the legal footing stands for Roe. New Justice appointees who believe in Constitutional original intent will likely overturn Roe.”
Polls show a very tight presidential race. A handful of voters from each precinct will make the difference. Welty predicts,
“If this new movie gets widely known, and it could breakout because it’s very controversial, then watch out.”
According to Mac Nichols, a local tax attorney who played one of the movie’s U.S. Supreme Court Justices,
“What’s remarkable is that COME WHAT MAY, a micro-budget feature, was largely produced by over 40 students mentored by only a handful of professionals.”
Advent Film Group (AFG) produced the movie in association with Patrick Henry College, a true-to-life powerhouse in collegiate debate and moot court competition. PHC, founded eight years ago, enrolling only 300 students, has won the Moot Court National Championship twice and has beaten Oxford in England and again in Richmond, VA.
The movie’s legal argument is solid, claims George Escobar, founder of AFG. The film’s legal framework for overturning Roe was written by Michael Farris, founder and chancellor of PHC and is a constitutional attorney who has successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.
COME WHAT MAY is attracting distributors, five of whom have made bids for the movie. Negotiations are underway with major players in Christian cinema, including the folks who made FACING THE GIANTS a box-office success. Explains Escobar,
“We know that Christians love COME WHAT MAY. What surprised us were the secular pro-choice audiences. Some have told us that the movie is causing them to reconsider their position.”
“That’s why this independent film made in Purcellville, Virginia (far from Hollywood) could be used to positively affect the elections for pro-life candidates.” adds Welty. “There is nothing from the pro-choice side that is remotely as persuasive.”
Valley Family Forum says they are committed to renewing the spiritual, moral, and cultural vision of America’s founding fathers.
The movie trailer is available at adventfilmgroup.com