May 10, 2005

Victims to view church-abuse film

San Bernardino Sun

By Brad A. Greenberg, Staff Writer

A few dozen victims and people claiming to be victims of clergy sexual abuse from throughout Southern California plan to travel to Los Angeles tonight to watch a film dramatizing the scandal that whipsawed the Catholic Church in America.

"Our Fathers,' which stars Ted Danson, Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy, is to be shown to an invitation-only audience at the Directors Guild of America Theatre. Showtime is scheduled to air the full-length film for subscribers at 8 p.m. May 21.

"Even going to something like this for some of us can take a lot of courage,' said Mary Grant, western regional director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

The film focuses on how the scandal shook Boston. It shows how straight-A students and altar boys became drug addicts, suffered emotional disorders, lost their faith and even committed suicide.

Posted by kshaw at May 10, 2005 05:17 AM