Faith, Media & Culture

Here’s the latest dispatch from the crossroads of faith and media:

President Trump is reportedly screening the movie Gosnell today (4/12) at the White House. The film, based on grand jury testimony surrounding the case of former abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell shines an unflattering spotlight on late-term abortions. Gosnell is currently serving a life sentence on three counts of first-degree murder. The movie, which  stars Dean Cain as the Philadelphia detective investigating the case, opened last year and took in $3.7 million at the domestic box office. More at The Hollywood Reporter.

Here’s the original trailer for the film which is now available on DVD.

The CNN Original Series The Redemption Project with Van Jones premieres Sunday, April 28 at 9:00 PM (ET). The eight-part program, created and executive produced by Jonas Bell Pasht and Jonah Bekhor of Citizen Jones and Academy Award-nominated director Jason Cohen, offers a rare glimpse into the restorative justice process. The episodes will follow the victims (or surviving family members) of life-altering crimes as they journey to meet face-to-face with offenders in the hope of finding answers or some sense of healing. Jones, who will serve as a guide for the viewer throughout this transformational experience, says “I wanted to do The Redemption Project because I think we have lost our sense of grace and empathy and the capacity to forgive in our culture, at the highest levels…This series is my attempt to put some medicine into our very sick system and to uplift people who are doing extraordinarily courageous things every day.”