Sept. 12th (tomorrow night) in Los Angeles right by the freeway - 405 and Santa Monica Blvd.
I'll be there!
Well the link is also here:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TRUTH BE TOLD –
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY EXPOSING THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES RELIGION –
DEBUTS IN LOS ANGELES SEPTEMBER 12th 2013
“If you do not serve Jehovah, you will die. Do you know anybody that does not serve Jehovah? Then let them know they will die.”
-Excerpt from TRUTH BE TOLD
NEW YORK, NY – August 20, 2013 - SMITHKRAFT PRODUCTIONS, LLC and Tugg, Inc. are excited to announce the Los Angeles, CA premiere of TRUTH BE TOLD. The screening will take place Thursday September 12, 2013 at Laemmle's Royal Theatre.
Show begins at 7:30pm. A Q&A with director Gregorio Smith will follow the screening. The event will be hosted by actor, comedian and writer Jerry Minor and will include special guests.
See event details and trailer here: http://www.tugg.com/events/5377.
The Los Angeles premiere is part of a west coast theatrical tour of the documentary facilitated through Tugg, Inc. (www.tugg.com), a web-platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local theaters and create their own theatrical events.
Additional west coast screening dates include: San Francisco 9/5 http://www.tugg.com/events/5177 San Diego 9/10 - http://www.tugg.com/events/5192 Seattle 9/16 - http://www.tugg.com/events/5175 Portland 9/17 - http://www.tugg.com/events/5280
About the film
TRUTH BE TOLD - a new feature-length documentary - lifts the veil on the seemingly benign Jehovah’s Witnesses religion to expose a profit-driven, isolationist culture characterized by fear, totalitarian corporate leadership, intellectual & spiritual intimidation, suspension of critical thinking, failed prophecies, doctrinal inconsistency and improper handling of physical and sexual abuse allegations within the church.
See former Jehovah's Witnesses candidly discuss growing up inside the religion. They reveal experiences including the effects of proselytizing door-to-door, shunning nonobservant family and friends, suffering the discouragement of pursuing dreams like gaining a higher education, missing other societal holidays and customs. And more…
Ultimately the film reveals why Jehovah's Witnesses have the lowest retention rate of any religion with only 37% of those raised as Jehovah's Witnesses continuing their affiliation with the religion.
This exposé - the title of which refers to the Jehovah's Witnesses’ perception that their beliefs are 'the truth' - is the first feature-film directed by Gregorio Smith.
Trailers, excerpts, production stills and other content are available on the official TRUTH
BE TOLD website: www.hereliesthetruth.com
Direct link to trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4nqYtzDaGE
TRUTH BE TOLD on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hereliesthetruth
On Twitter: @TRUTHBETOLDDOC
About Jerry Minor
Los Angeles-based JERRY MINOR is an actor, comedian and writer known for his
comedic roles in numerous television programs such as Mr. Show, Saturday Night Live,
Delocated, Brickleberry, Crossballs, Carpoolers, and Lucky Louie.
Minor grew up as a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses religion where he endured a
number of maltreatments including physical, psychological and spiritual abuse. After
rejecting his Jehovah's Witness upbringing Minor was shunned by his family and former
Laemmle's Royal Theatre
11523 Santa Monica Blvd
W. Los Angeles, CA, 90025
About the Filmmaker
Gregorio Smith is an independent filmmaker and writer. His work has been featured in
the Staten Island Film Festival, Anthology Film Archive, Dallas Video and Film Festival,
Denver Underground Film Festival, Bowery Poetry Club and other forums. His work has
also been covered by The New York Times, Boston Globe and other media outlets.
He is a graduate of Baruch College and a member of the International Documentary
Gregorio Smith was born and raised a Jehovah’s Witness. He describes TRUTH BE TOLD as ‘immersive, informational, expository and controversial …an honest glimpse into the culture of growing up in the Jehovah’s Witness religion.”
TRUTH BE TOLD is the director’s sixth film and first feature.
SMITHKRAFT PRODUCTIONS, LLC - an independent multimedia production company - was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. The company creates independent films, commercial digital media, and original web-based content.
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