Actor, writer and filmmaker Daniel Roebuck to appear in Van Wert – Mercer County Outlook


(2-22-22) Daniel Roebuck, an actor best known for his roles including Deputy Marshal Robert Biggs in The fugitive and its spin-off film US Marshalsas well as television roles in Lost, Matlock and more, comes to Van Wert on March 13 for a special screening of a 2017 film he wrote, directed and starred in titled “Getting Grace.”

Donna Saunders, owner of Van Wert Cinemas, befriended Roebuck at a movie convention last year. Roebuck offered to come to his theaters in Bryan and Van Wert to present obtain grace and to meet clients, take photos and sign autographs.

Roebuck will be at Van Wert Cinemas for a “red carpet event” during all Sun screenings. March 13 – 12 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 9 p.m.

To obtain Grace tells the story of a teenage girl dying of cancer who crashes into a funeral home to find out what will happen to her after she dies, but ends up teaching a clumsy funeral director how to celebrate life. The film is rated PG-13 and won five awards at the Northeast Film Festival.

“The film deals with the subject of end of life and death in an honest and humorous way,” Saunders said. “We have partnered with our local palliative care agency here in Van Wert, CHP Home Care & Hospice, to make this a community event.”

CHP Hospice staff will attend screenings on March 13 to answer questions about the services they provide locally to people facing terminal illness. All proceeds from admissions to the March 11-17 film screenings are donated to CHP Home Care & Hospice, a 501c3 non-profit organization.


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