THE PEOPLE WE WILL NEVER FORGET
Josh Nowlan, a war vet, took 2 bullets and says he is going back to the theater. "I am gonna look down at that same seat and say 'I beat you. You did not take this life.'
Friday night I could not sleep. Despite being exhausted from the week, I simply could not sleep. I tried every sleep trick in the book until I finally hoped and prayed that my mind would calm down. When I awoke the next morning, I realized why at 2am ET my mind said no, do not sleep. The murders at the theater really hurt me deeply. I certainly am not saying my pain is anywhere close to the families of the fallen, but movies have been a major part of my entire life. From Jaws, to all of Pam Grier movies, Annie Hall, The Godfather, Uptown Saturday Night and a slew of others, I loved the medium instantly. Movies are why you are receiving this newsletter today. Since we launched in 2003, we have sent thousands to see the best Hollywood films and independent gems all across the country. And we certainly plan on continuing to do so because we know you love films the way we do.
Thirteen miles from Columbine, CO, on one of our industry's biggest nights, a madman decided to ruin it far worse than anyone talking too much. It is our hope that CNN and the other networks keep their goal of limiting the cowards name as much as possible. I will not type it here. Nor will I refer to him as bright, smart, intelligent, brilliant, a good kid, mentally unstable or anything other than mass murderer. That is what he is. Who cares if he is smart? He used those smarts for man's lowest level of action - murder. He should receive no press, no HBO story, nothing. He should be forgotten, not the victims.
If there is anything from this incident that shows me the beauty of humankind was the unselfish sacrifice of friends, loved ones and strangers to save others. Let's remember them. Let's celebrate them. Let's remember we are Americans and what we do here is we are the land of the free, home of a brave. Those words mean something.
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WORTH REMEMBERING - REST IN PEACE
Jonathan Blunk, 26, served five years in the U.S. Navy. Died trying to save others.
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Jesse Childress John Thomas Larimer A.J. Boik
Micayla Medek Gordon Cowden Jessica Ghawi
Rebecca Wingo Above | (not pictured) Alex Teves
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE OBAMA EFFECT
"I enjoyed the movie...there are a lot of lessons for all of us no matter the color of our skin."
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"Very good movie with good storyline."
"I saw it...Katt Williams is hilarious and Charles Dutton and the other cast members were great."
"The Obama effect was a good movie, kind of slow in the beginning but after that a really good movie."
"The Obama Effect is a healthy and much desired departure from black buffoonery."
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We know you will LOVE The Obama Effect and more importantly, no matter which Presidential candidate you currently support, this film will inspire you to get active. The Obama Effect is about you. What will you do? All we are saying is do something. Don't just vote. The leader of our nation is deeper than that. Get active and stay active.
PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT "THE OBAMA EFFECT" INCLUDING JAY LENO
|The Obama Effect|
Theatrical Trailer, Starring Katt Williams, Charles S. Dutton
FOR TIX, THEATER LOCATIONS AND TRAILER
New cities and locations will be announced soon. Stay Tuned.