preparation for the upcoming kick- off of the adoption advocacy documentary, “STUCK”
with its recently- announced 60- city North
American premiere tour in February, "STUCK
Executive Producer, Craig Juntunen will
be previewing his award- winning film on Thursday evening, January 24, 2013 at 8 PM at The Lutheran Church of The Resurrection,
420 Stewart Avenue in Garden City.
is a successful entrepreneur, author, filmmaker ("Both Ends Burning")
and founder of the International Adoption Movement. He attended the University of Idaho where he distinguished
himself on the gridiron and was named to the Idaho Sports Hall of Fame prior to
playing quarterback in the Canadian Football League. He built and ultimately
sold a very successful company on the west coast and has parlayed what he
learned as a leader on the field and in the boardroom to become a passionate
advocate for innocent orphans around the globe and a tireless supporter of the
concept that “Every child’s most
fundamental need and most basic human right is to grow up in a loving,
nurturing and caring family”.
chronicles the worsening situation
currently being faced by adoptive parents worldwide as they attempt to
consummate an increasingly difficult, more expensive and sometimes impossibly
red tape- laden process of bringing an adoptable child into their families. After being shown at Michael Moore’s Traverse
City Film Festival it subsequently won the coveted “People’s Choice Award” at the
Heartland Film Festival last summer, prior to being shown to members of
Congress and their staffs in the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., under
the auspices of Senator Mary Landrieu (D. La), a champion for adoption rights
to her colleagues in Washington and to policymakers overseas.
Garden City families, The Oellrich and Powers families appear in the film as a
part of “STUCK’s”
effort to show how
successful the outcome of the adoption process can be if it is allowed to work
as it was intended.
barnstorming bus tour is the brainchild of Mr. Juntunen, Samuel Goldwyn Films
which recently acquired public distribution rights to “STUCK”
and of “Both Ends
in their ongoing commitment and effort to mobilize the public to support
and defend orphans and their prospective adoptive parents rights to become
family. The movement is a true grass roots approach to raise awareness and ultimately
to effect real and lasting change by re opening countries around the globe to
begins in late February in Washington, covers more than 17,000 miles,
crisscrossing the lower 48 states over the following three months before
returning to D.C. in May. It will culminate with a “Childless Stroller March”
on the Capitol.
BothEndsBurning.org for more information about the movie, the movement and the
organization and to see how you can assist in effecting critical change on
these helpless orphans' behalf.
Church of the Resurrection, “a Christian Community of Faith” is hosting this
event as a part of its ongoing commitment to and focus on children, youth and
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