Runaway Slave

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +3

Content: +3

Political Documentary. Written & directed by Pritchett Cotton. Opened in Shreveport, LA on July 6 and will open throughout the nation July 27th

FILM SYNOPSIS: A one-time NAAACP local chapter president, Reverend C. L. Bryant became a conservative activist after his realization that the entitlement mindset of the “progressive” black community is the equivalent of trading one form of tyranny for another. In Runaway Slave, Reverend Bryant makes the argument that it’s time for a new “underground Railroad” movement to help liberate all Americans from the contemporary form of a government-run plantation; entitlements.

The documentary features interviews with a number of prominent conservatives in the movement, including Glenn Beck, Deneen Borelli, Andrew Breitbart, Stephen Broden, Herman Cain, Kevin Daniels, Tony Katz and Congressman Allen West.

PREVIEW REVIEW: “Why do we continue to deal with the past instead of our future?” “Will the wounds of the past be our undoing or will they heal?” Runaway Slave deals with these questions, aided of statistics, perspectives and revelations. It is an eye-opening documentary. Yes, it is done from a conservative perspective, and only from a conservative perspective, which will understandably cause some to pick another Friday night flick. But that’s a shame for it is replete with perspectives seldom issued from the occupants of Tinseltown.

We’re into the Obama presidency by over three years. I say this because in that time I’ve yet to see a film that in anyway ridiculed or even challenged the man or his regime. No Republican president has ever been allowed such shelter. The same is true for social causes and moral edicts. I mention this because it is an indicator of what is allowed by the major studios/filmmakers when it comes to the protection of their particular political perspective.

In private quarters I’ve often heard that conservatives must stay quiet in that industry or they suddenly find themselves unemployable. It’s a form of blacklisting. Funny, you’d think that by their hatred of the 1950s blacklisting of communists, that today’s liberals would be more protective of its fellow members. It’s such an open minded art form when it comes to viewpoints – except a conservative one. Hmmmm.

We should be fearful of an entertainment industry capable of directing folks with its unchallenged view of social, economic, religious and political landscape issues. Therefore, films such as Runaway Slave should be seen by conservatives and liberals. It’s necessary to have a fair and balanced (if I may use that term) analyst of how our country is governed and run.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Rocky Mountain Pictures

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: A couple of minor expletives and one use of the N-word by a black man

Profanity: None

Violence: A view vintage shots of riots, but nothing overly graphic or used gratuitously.

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: None

Running Time: 108 minutes
Intended Audience: Older Teens and up.

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