By Paul Bois
The pro-life movie “Unplanned” has been effectively banned from screening in Canadian cinemas, reports LifeSiteNews.
Speaking with Chuck Konzelman — writer, director, and producer of the Abby Johnson biopic — LifeSiteNews learned that the largest distribution companies in Canada – Landmark, Cineplex, and Mongrel Media — have refused to let “Unplanned” play in theaters.
“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,” Konzelman told LifeSiteNews in an email. “So rejection by Cineplex basically means we’re not playing in Canada.”
Mongrel Media, Canada’s largest distribution company, reportedly turned down the film for “content” reasons.
“What’s wrong with our content?” Konzelman asked in the email, noting that there is “nothing objectionable in the film; no foul language, no nudity, no sexuality, and the only violence is that which is necessarily connected with an abortion procedure.”
“It’s the pro-life message itself which is [found to be] objectionable,” Konzelman added.