THE SCREENTALK SERIES is a year long film and discussion initiative designed to stimulate conversation.

Hosted at Carrigan’s (upstairs event space, full menu and bar service) 2430 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203.

*FREE PARKING* in the adjacent parking lot.

  •  6:00pm: Doors
  • 7:00pm: Film Screening with panel immediately following

Tuesday, January 20 – Who Took Johnny

If you’ve ever gotten separated from your child for just a few moments and remember the depth of panic that sets in, then you can begin to understand what Noreen Gosch has felt over the last 30 years since her son Johnny disappeared delivering newspapers in West Des Moines, Iowa on the morning of September 5, 1982. More than any other missing child case, Johnny’s story has spawned countless theories and has instilled intrigue in the millions who remember the kid on the side of a milk carton. WHO TOOK JOHNNY is an examination into the infamous thirty-year-old cold case behind the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film focuses on the heartbreaking story of Johnny’s mother, Noreen Gosch, and her relentless quest to find the truth about what happened that tragic September morning in Des Moines when Johnny never returned from his paper route.Along the way there have been mysterious sightings, strange clues, bizarre revelations, and a confrontation with a person who claims to have helped abduct Johnny. WHO TOOK JOHNNY captures the endless intrigue and conspiracy theories surrounding the eye-witness accounts, compelling evidence and emotional discoveries which span three decades of the most spellbinding missing person’s case in U.S. history.

Panel: Erin Keenan, Red Mountain Schools Teacher who will speak to the dangers of overprotecting children; Two Birmingham Police Department missing person detectives who will discuss prevention of missing persons; and Jennifer Summerlin, UAB professor in the department of education who will speak on schools’ roles in children’s safety.