The film “October Baby” opened in just under 400 theaters this weekend, and considering its small release, it’s already seen great success, with a per-theater average that trails just behind “The Hunger Games.”
The independent film tells the story of a college freshman who learns that she was adopted by her parents and is the survivor of an attempted abortion. Directed by Andrew and Jon Erwin, the faith-bath movie stars Rachel Hendrix as Hannah and “Smallville’s” John Schneider as her adopted father.
When Hannah learns she was nearly aborted, she sets out to find her birth mother. Jasmine Guy plays a nurse who describes in detail the procedure that Hannah’s birth mother had.
Positive word-of-mouth from faith-based groups and conservatives has driven the film to surprising success — to some degree. When it was released last fall timed to a “personhood” initiative in Mississippi, funded by the American Family Association, it failed to sway voters to pass the initiative.