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Aspiring comedian Donna Stern, known to joke about her sex life and her dirty underwear, gets pregnant after a one-night stand and unapologetically asserts her independence by choosing to abort the baby, using phrases like "kill it," followed by giggles, when speaking about her dilemma with a friend.
This new film, Obvious Child, touts the benefits of "self-discovery" and "empowerment" and is even called "hilarious."
American Family Association (AFA) says the fact that the movie was praised at the Sundance Film Festival is evidence of a new low in American cinematic entertainment.
"Moviegoers can hand over their money to Hollywood for the same old, same old crude topics and society-degrading fodder, or they can help support positive, quality movies by packing movie theaters for the AFA-produced Summer Snow and more films like it," said AFA President Tim Wildmon.
"Once the industry begins seeing that families want wholesome, well-made entertainment and will support it through their movie tickets, they will pay attention and deliver films that build up society rather than tear it down. But we must make our voices heard through the choices we make at the box office."
The New York Times hailed Obvious Child for showing the main character's strength because she "never wavers on her course of action" as cameras follow her into Planned Parenthood for the killing. Filmmakers even consulted with Planned Parenthood to make the movie "accurate."
AFA says there are "obvious" alternatives to the films like these that Tinseltown is churning out. One is the AFA-produced Summer Snow, a film with a wholesome family message that proves that one life really can make a difference.
American Family Studios, a division of AFA, will release Summer Snow on July 25 in Tupelo, Mississippi, the headquarters for American Family Association, and in Lexington, Kentucky, where the film was produced, then on DVD this fall. This milestone project brings AFA back to its roots of origin in 1977, having the goal of cleaning up entertainment in America.
Starring David Chisum, Cameron Goodman, Garrett Backstrom, Brett Rice and Rachel Eggleston, Summer Snow tells the story of 8-year-old Hallie Benson (Eggleston), a small girl with a very big heart. Whether baking cookies for a grumpy neighbor or selling toothbrushes to help a friend, Hallie always thinks of others. Unfortunately, her "creative" ways of helping people often leave her father, Dan (Chisum), with a mess to clean up. Dan struggles to keep it all together after his wife's death. He doesn't cook, do hair or know how to help his three children without his beautiful wife and her unshakable faith in God.
Don Wildmon founded American Family Association in 1977 and said that "the purpose of television ought to be to encourage, uplift and inspire," Today, AFA is doing more and more to make family-friendly entertainment, both on the big screen and the small screen.
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