About The Film

40 is a wake up call for America that investigates the aftermath of legalized abortion over the last 40 years.

The definitive film on abortion now available on DVD across America

40 is an emotionally powerful and intellectually stimulating must-see movie.” – Movieguide, The Family Guide To Movie Reviews

One of the most compelling pro-life documentaries ever produced is now available in DVD from Ignatius Press as well as for screenings in theaters, schools, and churches across our nation. 40, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, highlights well-reasoned and secular arguments against abortion and investigates the effects of abortion in our nation over the last 40 years. The film was an Official Entry in the John Paul II International Film festival in Miami, Florida, and the ecumenical Arcangel Film Festival in San Gabriel, California.

40 gives voice to both sides fairly and lets women speak for themselves through experience on the reasons for their firm convictions about abortion. The film also addresses some of the strongest arguments for the pro-choice position, and provides heartfelt testimonies from post abortive women and men. The film captures the impact of abortion on women, men, families and society in an exquisite encounter with human dignity. It also showcases the annual March for Life and the youth as the generation that will end abortion.

Beautifully shot and eloquently produced, it is a must see for all people, young and old.

Directed by the co-producer of the award winning Champions of Faith: Baseball Edition John Morales, and from Executive Producer and Movie to Movement Founder Jason Jones, 40 presents abortion as the most important human and civil rights issue of our time. The production team of photojournalist Rob Kaczmark and Spirit Juice Studios bring years of film making experience to the project.

Actress Jennifer Cadena (The Roommate, Crescendo, and upcoming film, Little Boy), lends her beautiful and youthful voice in the narration of the 40 film. Award winning media composer Sean Beeson wrote the original music scores for 40.

40 is co-produced by Pro-Life Champions, a non profit, public charity, exempt from Federal Income Tax under 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. PLC is a charitable, educational and religious organization which promotes human rights and family values to inspire and transform society. PLC utilizes traditional and new media to create and produce documentaries, television, radio and internet programs that defend and promote human life.

Support The Documentary

We need your help! Open your heart and support the all-important work of 40 to address the issue of abortion.

“This film is one for the ages, a rare and timeless contribution to this time in history. It should be seen by all people of all persuasions, everyone, and everywhere, without exception.” – Sheila Liaugminas, Emmy Award winning journalist

40 features inspiring stories and deeply personal interviews with many of the biggest names in the Pro-Life movement, such as: Lila Rose, the President of Live Action; Dr. Alveda King, Director of African-American Outreach – Priests for Life,  Abby Johnson, Former Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Director and Founder of “And Then There Were None;” Rebecca Kiessling, Pro-life Speaker and Conceived in Rape; Jeanne Monahan, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund; Dr. Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union; Ryan Bomberger, Founder of Radiance Foundation; Keith Mason, Co-founder of Personhood USA; Joe Scheidler, Founder of the Pro-Life Action League; David Bereit, National Director of 40 Days for Life, Kelsey Hazzard, President of Secular Pro-Life and many more!

40 is now available on DVD. The film is also available for screenings in theaters as well as universities, high schools and churches. For more information on scheduling a screening, please contact Cindy Morales at 847.803.4003, or click below to submit your information through our contact form.

Filmmakers

John Morales

Director & Producer

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John Morales

Rob Kaczmark

Director of Photography & Producer

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Rob Kaczmark

Jason Jones

Co-Executive Producer

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Jennifer Cadena

Narrator

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Oscar Delgado

Associate Producer

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Sr. Helena Burns FSP

Associate Producer

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Featured Appearances

Lila Rose, President of Live Action
Rebecca Kiessling, Conceived in Rape & Founder of Save The 1
Dr. Alveda King, Director of African-American Outreach-Priests for Life
Dr. Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union
Abby Johnson, Former Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Director & Founder of “And Then There Were None”
Jewels Green, Former Abortion Clinic Worker & Post-Abortive Mother
Ruth Yorston, Former Abortion Clinic Employee
Linda Couri, Former Planned Parenthood Counselor
Catherine Adair, Former Planned Parenthood Counselor
Dr. Anthony Levatino, OBGYN & Former Abortion Provider
Dr. John Bruchalski, OBGYN & Former Abortion Provider
Sunsara Taylor, The Revolution Writer & Pro-abortion Activist
Star Parker, Founder and President of CURE
Serrin Foster, President of Feminists for Life
Sally Winn, VP Feminists for Life
Eileen Vogel, Co-Founder of the March for Life
Jeanne Monahan, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund
Dr. Monica Miller, Director of Citizen for a Pro-Life Society
Kathleen Eaton, CEO Birth Choice Health Clinics
Peggie Hartshorn, PhD, President of Heartbeat International
Vickie Thorn, Executive Director of Project Rachel
Ann Scheidler, Vice President of the Pro-life Action League
Kelsey Hazzard, President of Secular Pro-Life
Pam Stenzel, Conceived in Rape & Founder of Enlighten Communications
Kristine Kruszelnicki, Founder of Pro-Life Humanists
Yvonne Florczak-Seeman, President and Founder of Love From Above
Mary Strom, Executive Director, The Women’s Center of Greater Chicagoland
Ashley Sigrest, Rape Victim
Katherine Meading, Sidewalk Counselor
Maria Elena Andino, The Women’s Center Counselor
Brittany Posey, Mother Chose Life
Alicia Hood, Post-Abortive & Chose Life
Father Frank Hoffman, Executive Director of Relevant Radio
Reverend Caesar Le Flore, Midwest Director of LEARN
Rev. Dean Nelson, Chairman Frederick Douglass Foundation
Keith Mason, Co-founder of Personhood USA
Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life
Joe Scheidler, Founder of the Pro-Life Action League
Ryan Bomberger, Founder of Radiance Foundation
David Bereit, National Director of 40 Days for Life
Peter Breen, the Executive Director and Legal Counsel of the Thomas More Society
Shawn Carney, Co-Founder of 40 Days for Life
Jason Jones, Co-Executive Producer of Bella and President of HERO
Andy Baldwin, Post-Abortive
Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue
Bryan Kemper, Founder and President of Stand True Ministries

Several Key Abortion Facts

57
Million Abortions Since Roe v. Wade
1
Million Abortions Per Year
3000
Abortions Every Day
17
Abortions Per Thousand Women of Childbearing Age

Sponsor a Screening

Bring 40 to your community. It’s time to speak the truth.

Screening Licensing Costs

Theater or Fundraiser

Available for $600
(Charge For Event)
Package includes Blu-Ray copy of film for theater, along with license for public screening purposes. Disc contains special feature on The Making of 40.

Single Use Public Screening

Available for $300
(No Charge For Event)
Package includes DVD copy of film, along with license for public screening. May be used internally afterwards by a parish or church. Disc contains special feature on The Making of 40.

Educational University

Available for $350
(Includes PPR*)
Package includes DVD copy of film, along with license for unlimited classroom use and church education programs.

Educational K-12 or Library

Available for $200
(Includes PPR*)
Package includes DVD copy of film, along with license for unlimited classroom use and church education programs.

* Public Performance Rights (PPR) – An institutional version permitting screenings for a non-paying audience in an institutional context.

Purchase Screening License

Thank you for your inquiry regarding a public viewing of 40, which as of January 1, 2014, is available for sponsored theatrical and non-theatrical screenings!

Screenings of 40 have been previously scheduled in theaters, schools, and churches, giving you many opportunities to bring this compelling documentary to your community. In some instances, the events can feature appearances by John Morales (Director & Producer of 40), along with some of the pro-life leaders featured in the film.

Bring this powerful piece to your local theater and community to educate, inspire, and change hearts to stand up for the unborn. 40 is also available for fundraiser purposes for local causes, where applicable. For more information on scheduling a screening, please contact Cindy Morales at 847.803.4003, or click below to submit your information through our contact form.

Please be sure to provide the following:

  • First and last name of contact
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Name of parish/church, theater, school, library, or organization
  • Mailing address, city, state, and ZIP code
  • Which license you’re looking to purchase
We will follow up with you using your supplied phone number to discuss your preferred payment method.

Questions & Answers

Why do we need a movie license?
Copyright law is very clear regarding the use of DVD’s in any venue outside of your home. Our 40 Film licensing program allows your church, high school or college to legally use our film and we also provide you with the marketing tools to make your 40 Film Event a success.

What is a Public Performance?
Per the Motion Picture Association of America, public performances are defined at http://www.mpaa.org/contentprotection/public-performance-law

Suppose you invite a few friends over to watch a movie or a TV show that’s no longer available on TV. You buy or rent a DVD or Blue-ray disc from the corner store or a digital video file from an online store and show the film or TV episode in your home that night. Have you violated copyright law by illegally “publicly performing” the movie or show? Of course not.

But suppose you took the same movie or TV episode and showed it to patrons at a club or bar that you happen to manage. In that case, you have infringed the copyright in the video work. Simply put, movies or TV shows obtained through a brick-and-mortar or online store are licensed for your private use; they are not licensed for exhibition to the public.

The Law
The Federal Copyright Act (Title 17 of the U.S. Code) governs how copyrighted materials, such as movies, may be used. Neither the rental nor the purchase of a copy of a copyrighted work carries with it the right to publicly exhibit the work. No additional license is required to privately view a movie or other copyrighted work with a few friends and family or in certain narrowly defined face-to-face teaching activities. However, bars, restaurants, private clubs, prisons, lodges, factories, summer camps, public libraries, daycare facilities, parks and recreation departments, churches and non-classroom use at schools and universities are all examples of situations where a public performance license must be obtained. This legal requirement applies regardless of whether an admission fee is charged, whether the institution or organization is commercial or non-profit, or whether a federal or state agency is involved.

Legal Sanctions
“Willful” infringement of these rules concerning public performances for commercial or financial gain is a federal crime carrying a maximum sentence of up to five years in jail and/or a $250,000 fine. Even inadvertent infringement is subject to substantial civil damages.

10 Steps to Bring 40 to Your Community

Team

Assemble a group of individuals that can each complete one or more of the following items. Consider combining with other parishes or groups and/or securing an underwriter(s) for the event.

Audience

Decide upon your target audience. Invite local Crisis Pregnancy Centers, churches, media, politicians, business leaders, schools, and youth groups. The suggested minimum age is currently set a 7th or 8th grade level.

Event Details

Scout tentative viewing locations, and plan subsequent timing and scheduling matters, such as: when, what time, fee or free entry. If asking for a free will offering upon entry, be sure to publicize this stipulation ahead of time.

License

Purchase viewing license that best matches your group or audience. An in-depth licensing breakdown is located at the top of this site section. For more information, please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.

Publicity

Create events on social networking groups such as Facebook, or an event planning website that also provides a ticketing interface such as Eventbrite. Be sure to include the various 40 YouTube trailers to online group events. Print marketing materials, such as posters, print ads, and bulletin announcements.

RSVP

Assign individual(s) to receive event RSVPs, and create a list for “day of” event check-in. Provide sign-in sheet to capture email addresses of walk-in viewers, to be used later for extended marketing opportunities. Suggestion: provide pre-printed name tags to facilitate the check-in process.

Audio Visual

Select, assemble, and test all necessary equipment well ahead of the event showing. Projector (minimum lumen count of 2400), DVD (Blu-Ray is preferred) player or computer with disc-playing capabilities, and room darkening options all vital to a successful showing. Audio speakers and projector screen MUST be appropriate to size of room.

Speakers

Define event agenda, selection of emcee, guest speakers, and other content to gauge timing. For posterity, assign a team member to take photos, estimate audience count, and share on social media outlets. Post pictures or “tag” 40 official Facebook page.

Hospitality

Using approximate audience totals, be sure to bring small snacks, several drink options, paper goods, utensils, table decor, and more for the guests of your event.

Literature

Place 40 signage near the entrance, along with other attention-getting materials such as balloons, information about/from local and national organizations that share similar values, and more.

40 is destined to become the premiere film for educating youth on abortion.

— Rebecca Kiessling, Conceived in rape and Director of Save the 1 —

Events

The definitive documentary film on abortion is now available in theaters, schools, and churches across America.

Date City Venue Country
03/24/15 Steubenville, OH AIM Women’s Center United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 248 North 5th Street. Venue phone: 740.283.3636.
11/01/14 Providence, RI Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral United States
Time: 12:30pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 30 Fenner Street. Venue phone: (401) 331-2434.
10/29/14 Elmhurst, IL Pathway Community Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 150 North York.
10/27/14 Western Springs,, IL St. John of the Cross Parish United States
Time: 6:15pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5005 Wolf Road. Venue phone: 708) 246-4404.
10/26/14 Bloomfield Hills, MI St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2215 Opdyke Road. Venue phone: (248) 644-5460.
10/25/14 Artesia, California Holy Family Church United States
Time: 8:00am. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 562-865-2185. Address: 18708 Clarkdale Avenue. More Information
10/22/14 Frankfort, KY Good Shepherd Catholic Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1050 U.S. 421. Venue phone: (502) 695-0212.
10/21/14 Cedar Falls, IA University of Northern Iowa United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Venue phone: (319) 273-2311.
10/18/14 Chicago, IL St. Daniel the Prophet Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5337 South Natoma Avenue. Venue phone: 773) 586-1225.
10/14/14 Omaha, NE St. James Catholic Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 9025 Larimore Avenue. Venue phone: (402) 572-0499.
10/12/14 Chicago, IL St. Gregory the Great Church United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5545 North Paulina Street. Venue phone: (773) 561-3546.
10/10/14 Gainesville, VA Holy Trinity Catholic Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 8213 Linton Hall Road. Venue phone: (703) 753-6700.
10/09/14 Gainesville, VA Holy Trinity Catholic Church United States
Time: 10:00am. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 8213 Linton Hall Road. Venue phone: (703) 753-6700.
10/05/14 Chicago, IL St. Patrick High School United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5900 West Belmont Avenue. Venue phone: 773.282.8844.
10/05/14 Chicago, IL St. Patrick High School United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5900 West Belmont Avenue. Venue phone: 773.282.8844.
10/04/14 Lomita, CA St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 25511 Eshelman Ave. Venue phone: (310) 326-3364.
10/02/14 Sioux City, IA Diocese of Sioux City United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1821 Jackson Street. Venue phone: 712-255-7933.
10/02/14 Omaha, NE Aksarben Cinema United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 110 South 67th Street. Venue phone: (402) 502-1914.
09/26/14 Fredericksburg, VA St. Michael the Archangel High School United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6301 Campus Drive. Venue phone: (540) 548-8748.
09/17/14 Eau Claire, WI Catholic Charities – Eau Claire United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 448 North Dewey Street. Venue phone: 715.832.6644.
09/13/14 Livonia, MI Right To Life – Lifespan Inc United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 14600 Farmington Rd. Venue phone: (734) 422-6230.
08/16/14 Niles, IL St. John Brebeuf Parish United States
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 8307 North Harlem Avenue. Venue phone: (847) 966-8145.
08/04/14 Omaha, NE St. Cecilia Cathedral Parish United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 701 North 40th Street. Venue phone: (402) 551-2313.
07/19/14 San Gabriel, CA San Gabriel Mission Playhouse United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 320 South Mission Drive. Venue phone: (626) 308-2865.
06/28/14 Mishawaka, IN Marian High School United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1311 South Logan Street. Venue phone: (574) 259-5257.
06/27/14 New Lenox, IL St. Jude Parish United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 241 West 2nd Avenue. Venue phone: 815.485.8049.
06/24/14 Downers Grove, IL St. Mary of Gostyn Parish United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 445 Prairie Avenue. Venue phone: 630.969.1063.
06/12/14 Burbank, CA Warner Bros. Studio United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4000 Warner Boulevard. Enter the Warner Bros. lot through Gate 4, which is also known as the Hollywood Way Gate. At the first corner, WB Security will direct visitors right towards Lot P. Lot P will be used for guest parking, and is located directly across from Building 66, Screening Room 12, which is where the event will be taking place.
06/10/14 San Buenaventura, CA Sacred Heart Catholic Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10800 Henderson Road. Venue phone: 805.647.3235.
06/05/14 Redondo Beach, CA St. James Catholic Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 415 Vincent Street. Venue phone: 310.372.5228.
06/04/14 Thousand Oaks, CA St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 155 E Janss Road. Venue phone: 805.496.0222.
06/03/14 South Pasadena, CA Holy Family Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1527 Fremont Avenue. Venue phone: 626.799.8908.
05/10/14 Wausau, WI John Muir Middle School United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1400 Stewart Avenue. Venue phone: 715.261.0100.
04/29/14 Oak Park, IL Ascension Catholic Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 808 South East Avenue. Venue phone: 708.848.2703.
04/25/14 Mundelein, IL Mundelein Seminary United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1000 East Maple Avenue. Venue phone: 847.566.6401.
04/25/14 Palatine, IL St. Theresa School United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 445 North Benton Street. Venue phone: 847.359.1820.
04/25/14 Chicago, IL DePaul University United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2400 North Sheffield Avenue. Venue phone: 312.362.8000.
04/14/14 Notre Dame, IN University of Notre Dame United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Venue phone: 574.631.5000.
04/09/14 Coconut Grove, FL John Paul II International Film Festival United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3015 Grand Avenue # 322. Venue phone: 305.446.6843.
04/03/14 - 03/04/14 Ave Maria, FL Ave Maria University United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5050 Ave Maria Boulevard. Venue phone: 239.280.2500.
03/29/14 - 03/30/14 Livonia, MI Madonna University United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 36600 Schoolcraft Road. Venue phone: 800.852.4951.
03/25/14 Bloomfield, MI Maple Theater United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4135 W Maple Road. Venue phone: 248.750.1030.
03/21/14 Arlington Heights, IL St. Edna Catholic Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2525 North Arlington Heights Road. Venue phone: 847.398.3362.
03/20/14 Grand Rapids, MI Aquinas College United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1607 Robinson Road SE. Venue phone: 616.632.8900.
03/18/14 Aurora, IL Marmion Abbey United States
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1000 Butterfield Road. Venue phone: 630.897.6936.
03/13/14 St Charles, IL Arcarda Theatre United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 105 East Main Street. Venue phone: 630.962.7000.
03/11/14 Orland Park, IL St. Michael Parish United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 14327 South Highland Avenue. Venue phone: 708.349.0903.
03/09/14 Rochester Hills, MI Emagine Theatre United States
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 200 Barclay Circle. Venue phone: 248.243.3456.
03/08/14 Libertyville, IL Marytown United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1600 West Park Avenue. Venue phone: 847.367.7800.
03/06/14 Steubenville, OH Franciscan University United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1235 University Boulveard. Venue phone: 740.283.3771.
02/21/14 Evanston, IL Northwestern University United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 633 Clark Street. Venue phone: 847.491.3741.
02/21/14 Calgary, AB St. Luke’s Church Canada
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1566 Northmount Dr NW. Venue phone: +1 403.282.9488.
02/18/14 Naperville, IL Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 36 North Ellsworth. Venue phone: 630.355.1081.
02/18/14 Wilmette, IL Sacred Heart Convent United States
Time: 10:00am. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2221 Elmwood Avenue. Venue phone: 847.251.3770.
02/11/14 Glenview, IL Our Lady of Perpetual Help United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1775 Grove Street. Venue phone: 847.729.1525.
02/01/14 Atchison, KS Benedictine College United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1020 North 2nd Street. Venue phone: 913.367.5340.
01/27/14 Annville, PA Allen Theatre United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 36 East Main Street. Venue phone: 717.867.4766.
01/26/14 Northfield, IL St. Philip the Apostle Parish United States
Time: 12:30pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1962 Old Willow Road. Venue phone: 847.446.8383.
01/25/14 St Paul, MN University of St. Thomas United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2115 Summit Avenue. Venue phone: 800.328.6819.
01/22/14 Hebron, ND Mayer Theatre United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 531 Main Avenue. Venue phone: .701.878.4152.
01/22/14 Washington, DC The Heritage Foundation United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 214 Massachusetts Ave NE. Venue phone: 202.546.4400.
01/15/14 Oak Park, IL St. Giles School United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1034 Linden Avenue. Venue phone: 708.383.6279.
01/11/14 Lexington, KY Historic Saint Paul Catholic Church United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 501 West Short Street. Venue phone: 859.252.0738.
12/11/13 - 12/12/13 Park Ridge, IL Pickwick Theatre United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5 South Prospect Avenue. Venue phone: 847.825.5800.

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See what Pro-Life Leaders are saying about 40

  • The documentary 40 presents the pro-life movement in the United States through the eyes, the words, and the experiences of its members. It offers an eye-opening review of history to those new to the pro-life cause, and reminds us all of how far we have come and of the challenges we still face in standing up for life.

    — Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I, Archbishop of Chicago —
  • Unlike any other engagement of the abortion debate, the 40 film gives voice to both sides fairly and lets women speak for themselves through experience on the reasons for their firm convictions about abortion. What we know now that we didn’t at the time of Roe is the impact of abortion on women, men, families and society. The 40 film captures it all in an exquisite encounter with human dignity. This is one for the ages, a rare and timeless contribution to this time in history. It should be seen by all people of all persuasions, everyone, everywhere, without exception. This was long overdue, but now we’re talking.

    — Sheila Liaugminas, Host of 'A Closer Look' on Relevant Radio —
  • 40 is a heart-felt depiction of some of the great struggles and victories of our movement. The stories shared through this film will be sure to inspire you.

    — Lila Rose, President of Live Action —
  • 40 is destined to become the premiere film for educating youth on abortion.

    — Rebecca Kiessling, Conceived in rape and Director of Save the 1 —
  • This documentary is a solid contribution to an important national discussion; its thoughtful approach makes it perfect for use with adolescents and adults.

    — Sr. Mary Paul McCaughey, O.P. Superintendent, Office of Catholic Schools Archdiocese of Chicago —
  • Building a culture of life, at its core, is about creating an environment where no woman, in her right mind, would ever choose abortion. The 40 documentary will be a tremendous aid in reaching this goal because it show abortions for what it is in a way that is not exaggerated or overly sensational. The documentary contains many personal interviews of people previously involved with abortion (clinic workers, women who chose abortion) who are now ardently working to build a culture of life. 40 reveals in a compelling and authentic way that abortion is irrational, illogical and unreasonable, that it is not good for anyone involved, and that it is the human rights issue of today.

    — Jeanne Monahan, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund —
  • The pro-life movement envisions a day when abortion is taught in history classes. The 40 film will be used in that lesson plan.

    — Kelsey Hazzard, President of Secular Pro-Life —
  • The 40 film is a provocative game changer in support of life.

    — Dr. Day Gardner, President National Black Pro-Life Union —
  • 40 is a film that will help America discover the pro-life movement, and hence discover its best self.

    — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life —
  • 40 seamlessly weaves together personal stories of tragedy and regret with glimmers of hope and love to create a far-reaching tool for sharing the truth about what 40 years of legalized abortion-on-demand has given America: a culture of disregard for human life, and disdain and outright hostility toward those of us who choose to defend life.

    — Jewels Green, Post-abortive mother and former abortion clinic worker —
  • 40 is a powerful reflection of the most racially, ethnically, and generationally diverse human rights movement the world has ever seen. While Big Abortion crushes Purpose over 3,000 times a day, people who fight for the dignity of all human life pour their lives into saving beautiful Possibility. As an adoptee and adoptive father, it is a joy to shatter the myth of the “unwanted” child—we’re all wanted by someone. 40 makes that crystal clear.

    — Ryan Bomberger, Co-Founder The Radiance Foundation —
  • 40 will inspire and motivate you to stand up and speak out for the unborn.

    — Joe Scheidler, Founder of Pro-Life Action League —
  • All high school and college students need to see this film, especially at Catholic high schools and colleges.

    — Father Frank, Hoffman Executive Director of Relevant Radio —
  • The 40 film beautifully reveals the spectrum in the pro-life movement, our hope for the future in every child, and the courage of student activists who give meaning to our message that “Women Deserve Better than Abortion” through resources and support. Morales makes it clear: Joy is our business.

    — Serrin M. Foster, President - Feminists for Life of America —
  • As a pro-life atheist I’m so glad this film was made! At last a documentary that highlights well-reasoned and secular arguments against abortion! 40 showcases former abortionists, post-abortive women, single mothers, individuals conceived through rape, crisis pregnancy workers, and pro-life leaders of many stripes, and it is a film worthy of both the skeptical pro-choice viewer and the seasoned pro-life advocate.

    — Kristine Kruszelnicki, Founder of Pro-Life Humanists —
  • The 40 film is the absolute best pro-life movie ever produced. Every American should watch this film and reassess their position on such an important matter… the right to life!

    — Rey Flores, Director of Outreach for American Life League —
  • At a time when too many have grown apathetic and blind to the greatest human rights violation of our time, the 40 film pulls back the veil and reveals what’s truly is at stake. It is a brilliant documentary that inspires, motivates and gives hope!

    — Drew Mariani, Nationally syndicated radio talk show host and award-winning director —
  • It is my hope that every Catholic diocese across this nation uses the 40 film as a call to action!

    — Margie Manczko Breen, Director at Respect Life Office Archdiocese of Chicago —
  • 40 is the most wide-ranging narrative on the pro-life movement. If you think you know the facts about abortion, think again! 40 will blow you away at the breadth of knowledge, compassion and strategic vision the movement has to end abortion.

    — Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue —
  • I saw this film at a showing at University of St. Thomas and I was absolutely amazed and want to share this with all of my friends! It was powerful and impacted me deeply. I am so grateful for this film and for the content that it brings. It’s not hurtful or tacky – it’s real, honest, and so necessary.

    — Bridget Scott, University of St. Thomas Minnesota college student —
  • America has spent 40 years wandering in the wilderness following the unjust Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that imposed abortion on all 50 states. But today, the tide is turning, and our nation is on the verge of becoming a promised land, where the unalienable right to life is once again protected for every member of our human family. The groundbreaking film, 40, chronicles this sweeping cultural transformation, providing great hope through expert interviews, cutting-edge science, profound insights and shocking revelations. Every person of faith and conscience needs to watch this powerful film immediately … and then take action. Hundreds of thousands of lives depend upon it.

    — David Bereit, National Director of 40 Days for Life —
  • The 40 film is full of information, inspiration, beautiful people and some moments that made my jaw drop.

    — Father John Brancich, Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter and Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Omaha, NE —
  • The documentary 40 is a riveting and eye opening hour of facts, personal stories, and views from both side of the Reproductive Rights fence. Viewing this film leads to the conclusion that abortion is the preeminent human and civil rights issue of our time. Beautifully shot and eloquently produced, it is a must see for all people, young and old.

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  • After watching the 40 film, it was confirmed in my spirit that I will see the end of abortion. This movie will be the vehicle that God will use to start a new beginning of a new way on how we view life and the unborn child in its mother’s womb. The 40 film gives a wonderful and tender view on the truth from those that have been hurt by abortion both male and female. It also show the beauty of adoption and why that is the best choice for woman and child!

    — Yvonne Florczak-Seeman, Post-abortive mother and Founder of Love From Above —
  • I found the film to be a superb educational tool for highlighting the principal moral arguments and debate on the moral question of abortion in the United States, forty years after Roe v. Wade. The film is particularly adept at giving a compassionate and penetrating insight into the lives of the many people who live with the consequences of legalized abortion.

    — Fr. Joel Rippinger, OSB Marmion Academy —
  • The 40 film is a comprehensive, informative, eye-opener on the true consequences abortion has on EVERYONE involved! I am adopted, and if abortion were legal in 1964, I am doubtful that I would be writing this today. The women and men who agonize daily of the grievous decision they made at one point in their lives. This film touches all the bases, and is a home run, when it comes to telling the WHOLE story from all sides. (From the service providers, pro- abortionists, patients, relatives, councilors, pro-lifers, children born out of rape, to the wonderful people who risk arrest and derision for their belief that everyone deserves a chance of God’s gift of a happy life on earth.) This is a “Game Changer” and will change history!

    — Michael Stark, Co-Creator of the Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible —
  • 40 is a really good, highly informative, and extremely useful documentary presenting the arguments and realities favoring the pro-life position on the issue of abortion. It’s an emotionally powerful and intellectually stimulating must-see movie.

    — Movieguide, The Family Guide To Movie Reviews —
  • 40 is educational and inspirational, but best of all, it is motivational! It is an amazing tool to help grow our pro-life ministries and motivate new people to positive, life-affirming action in parishes, schools, and our broader communities.

    — Kathleen Buckley Domingo, LIFE Coordinator Office of Life, Justice and Peace Archdiocese of Los Angeles —
  • This engaging, fast-paced film will surprise you, inspire you and may even change your life. A must-see!

    — Mary A. Strom, Executive Director, The Woman's Center —
  • This outstanding documentary cuts across generational lines in presenting the pro-life message to people of all ages. 40 presents a compelling and inspirational approach to the argument that all life is sacred and is an excellent resource in creating a culture of life. I strongly recommend it as part of any pro-life effort.

    — Alan Napleton, President Catholic Marketing Network —
  • Through spiritual and secular reasoning, the documentary film 40 constructs a solid case for a culture of life. 40 convincingly illustrates and logically argues that legalized abortion-on-demand is the most important civil rights issue of our time.

    — Laura Alexandria, Director of Operations, Grand Rapids Right to Life —
  • 40 perfectly captures the spirit, love, and determination of the pro-life movement. Interviewed are several of our great thinkers and activists, eloquently answering the tough questions. The movement’s youthful vitality was also on full display. 40 is a must for every pro-life library and would be very persuasive viewing for those not persuaded.

    — Jill Stanek, National pro-life activist and blogger —

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40 is a heart-felt depiction of some of the great struggles and victories of our movement. The stories shared through this film will be sure to inspire you.

— Lila Rose, President of Live Action —

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40 investiga las consecuencias del aborto legalizado en America en los últimos 40 años.

El tema de los derechos humanos más importante de nuestro tiempo

40 es uno de los documentales más convincentes a favor de la vida jamás producido que coincide con la reciente 40a Marcha por la Vida en Washington DC y el 40 aniversario de Roe v Wade del año pasado. 40 investiga los efectos del aborto en nuestro país durante los últimos 40 años. La película que comenzó su producción en el 2012 Marcha por la Vida presenta el aborto como el tema de los derechos humanos y civiles más importante de nuestro tiempo. 40 también aborda algunos de los argumentos más fuertes para la posición a favor del aborto, y ofrece muchos testimonios de las mujeres post abortivos. 40 se centra en la Marcha Anual por la Vida al tiempo que muestra la juventud como la generación que va a acabar con el aborto.

40 características inspiradoras historias y entrevistas muy personales con muchos de los nombres más importantes en el movimiento pro-vida, como: Lila Rose, el presidente de Live Action; Star Parker, fundador y presidente de CURE; Rebecca Kiessling, antiabortista del altavoz y concebido en Violación; Abby Johnson, ex Planned Parenthood Clinica de Aborto director; Serrin Foster, presidente de Feministas por la Vida; la Dra. Alveda king, directora de los afro-americanos de extensión – Priests for Life; Jeanne Monahan, presidente de la Marcha por la Vida; Dr. Day Gardner, Presidente de la Unión Pro-Life Nacional Negro; Ryan Bomberger, Fundador de The Radiance Foundation; Joe Scheidler, Fundador de la Pro-Life Action League; David Bereit, director nacional de 40 días por la Vida; el Padre Frank Pavone, director nacional de Sacerdotes por la Vida, y muchos más!

Trae 40 a su Comunidad

40 es disponible en DVD. Mientras tanto, la película también está disponible para proyecciones en los cines, así como las universidades, las escuelas superiores y las iglesias. Para obtener más información, por favor póngase en contacto con Cindy Morales en 847.803.4003 o haga clic a continuación para enviar su información a través de nuestro formulario de contacto.

40 está destinado a convertirse en la película premier para educar a los jóvenes sobre el aborto

— Rebecca Kiessling, Concebida en la violación y la Directora de Save the 1 —

The pro-life movement envisions a day when abortion is taught in history classes. 40 will be used in that lesson plan.

— Kelsey Hazzard, President of Secular Pro-Life —

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Special Features

Trailer: 40 theatrical trailer previews this powerful pro-life documentary film that takes on the heated issue of abortion in our nation that refuses to go away. Approximately 3 Minutes
The Making of 40 Director and Producer John Morales shares his motivation for making 40 and his moving story of being not only post abortive but the father of an adopted son. Approximately 5 Minutes
Official Premiere Feature on the theatrical red carpet world premiere of 40 on December 11, 2013 at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge, Illinois. Approximately 3 Minutes
Aid For Women – Janessa’s Story Janessa shares the story of her unplanned pregnancy, the help she received at Aid for Women, and her inspirational journey of motherhood. Approximately 4 Minutes
Face The Truth Tour Face the Truth is a bold public initiative that tears the mask off of “choice” and shows the truth about abortion. Approximately 3 Minutes
To Be Born A young woman faced with an unplanned pregnancy that seeks to have an abortion. In the midst of the procedure, she hears her unborn daughter begin to describe the chilling details of what is happening to her. Approximately 15 Minutes
40 Study Guide Available for educational use in middle, high school and universities The 40 film is divided into 13 short segments, each addressing a different aspect of the abortion issue. This study guide offers additional resources as well as discussion questions educators at all levels may use in their classrooms.
Language Options The 40 DVD contains English and Spanish subtitles, where applicable. To Be Born, part of the Special Features section, contains an English and Spanish version of the film.
WARNING: DVDs are licensed for home use only. It is illegal to show this movie in a public setting such as a church, school or organization’s hall without a 40 license. That applies even if you are not charging admission. For more information and to obtain a 40 license, please go to www.the40film.com or call Cindy Morales direct at 847-803-4003.

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