The producers of the Unplanned anti-abortion flick have reportedly stated that Canadian distributors are blocking the film from airing in the country.
According to Grandin Media, producer Lisa Wheeler mentioned at the Ottawa news conference…
“We have been effectively blocked from distributing the film in Canada,”
Chuck Konzelman, the producer, writer, and director, told Grandin Media that the “politically progressive” and “left leaning” nature of the Canadian distribution industry is what affected the release of the film, saying…
“What we’re seeing is that the film industry in Canada mirrors the film industry here in the United States, in terms of being more politically progressive, left leaning and pro-choice than the population at large, so our project is essentially anathema to them, and they see excluding us from Canada as ‘positive good’… effectively enacting de facto censorship, without right of appeal.”
“And this follows on the heels of universal rejection every Canadian distributor we approached, and whose participation is required – by law – in order to exhibit a film theatrically throughout much of Canada. In fact, we can’t even get a rating by any of the provincial film boards, since one of the mandatory items on the application for each province is for us to list our distributor.”
Konzelman explained further that the two biggest distributors in Canada, Landmark and Cineplex, refused to show the film.
So basically, they can’t show the film in Canada because they need a distributor, but they need a rating before it can be played in a theater but before they can get a rating they need to secure a distributor, but since they can’t secure a distributor they can’t get rated, and therefore they’re stuck in an oscillating loop of stupidity.
As Konzelman explained to LifeSiteNews, once you get locked out from the largest film distributor you’re basically done for, saying…
“In Canada, Cineplex basically has monopolistic power … the National Post mentions them as controlling nearly 80 percent of all movie screens, and from our limited experience, they seem to have many of the most desirable locations, in and near the major metropolitan areas. So rejection by Cineplex basically means we’re not playing in Canada.”
The article gets more interesting as it details how Konzelman attempted to fish a response out of the distributors as to why they wouldn’t display the film but all he could get out of them was that it was due to the “content”.
The film doesn’t contain any nudity, sexuality, or foul language, and the violence is associated with abortions.
The theme of the film is one of pro-life, and Konzelman believes this is what the actual issue is for distributors, since right now the media and the Left are gung-ho pushing the message of pro-baby death via abortions.
Unplanned didn’t have the easiest time on its road to release. Twitter had pulled some shenanigans to suspend the account and remove their followers in an attempt to thwart the account from spreading the message about its release.
Canada’s movie distributors have seemingly taken a bigger step forward than Twitter by just outright refusing to display the film in theaters. A similar thing happened with the film The Red Pill, which was outright banned in Australia, as reported by Spike-Online.
I’m sure the typical Social Justice Warriors will make an excuse as to why this isn’t censorship but you can’t expect honesty from those people since they’re not normal functioning human beings.
(Thanks for the news tip YESmovement)