Convicted Priest Subject of Film
Deliver US from Evil, Coming This Fall, Tells the True Story of Pedophiliac Catholic Priest Oliver O'Grady, Including Interviews with O'Grady and Victims
Christianity Today [Los Angeles CA]
July 17, 2006
Lionsgate, a studio known as one of the leading distributors of independent films, recently acquired domestic rights to Deliver Us from Evil—a documentary about a pedophiliac Catholic priest.
According to a press release, the film—directed by Emmy-winning writer and director Amy Berg—has received critical acclaim and prestigious awards on the film festival circuit. Berg's documentary traces the life of Father Oliver O'Grady, a pedophiliac priest whose crimes—including serial rape—were concealed for decades by the church. According to Berg's film, the church knew about O'Grady's crimes all along, but simply passed him along from one region to the next to keep him from being discovered.
The film features interviews with some of O'Grady's victims, as well as O'Grady himself. According to the press release, Deliver Us from Evil "uncovers answers that go all the way up to the Pope and all the way back to the Fourth Century."
Cinematical reports that the film is set to release in theatres this fall.
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