May 05, 2005

Showtime to broadcast Holy Water-Gate


Newswise — Showtime, a leading television network providing cable programming that includes original series and movies along with current Hollywood fare, has acquired Holy Water-Gate: Abuse Cover-Up in the Catholic Church. The 56-minute documentary will be aired May 19 at 10 p.m., May 25 at 10:10 p.m., and May 27 at 10:15 p.m.

The documentary was written, directed and produced by Warren, R.I. resident Mary Healey-Conlon, a lecturer in communications and film studies at the University of Rhode Island.

Holy Water-Gate, which examines the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandal and the fallout of a decades-long cover-up to conceal the truth, was purchased as a companion program to the SHOWTIME original picture “Our Fathers” starring Christopher Plummer, Brian Dennehy and Ted Danson.

The documentary was awarded a CINE Golden Eagle in investigative journalism. Prior CINE recipients include Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Ken Burns.

Motivated by abuse victims whose stories were being rejected and whose motives were being questioned, the independent filmmaker picked up her camera in 1999 and began filming.

Posted by kshaw at May 5, 2005 04:36 PM