As Mark indicated last week, things are beginning to heat up around the Darwin biopic, Creation, in which a young Charles Darwin (played by Paul Bettany) struggles between faith and reason, particularly after the loss of a cherished daughter. In his post, Mark discussed Roger Ebert's reaction to people who walked out of the film, possibly for theological reasons.
What the piece didn't mention is that Creation may not be seen in a theater near you.
Why? Apparently it can't get a distributor in America. The reason? According to a newspaper in the U.K., Creation, which opened the recent Toronto Film Festival, is having a hard time finding traction in the United States because it has been deemed too "divisive in a country where, according to a Gallup poll conducted in February, only 39 per cent of Americans believe in the theory of evolution."
The film's producers, who say they have lined up distribution in every other country but the United States, are reportedly baffled, citing positive reviews ...1