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Right-Wing Documentaries Left in the Dark at Film Festivals
Variety ^ | January 15, 2014 | Addie Morfoot

Posted on 01/17/2014 2:38:54 PM PST by grundle

Over the years, Sundance has been famously friendly to eco-themed docs, providing high-profile premieres for films such as “An Inconvenient Truth” and “The Cove,” as well as political hot potatoes like “Why We Fight” and “8: The Mormon Proposition” (about gay marriage). Among fests, Sundance is hardly alone in offering a platform to left-leaning docs. Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, while Alex Gibney’s “Taxi to the Dark Side” is just one of many lefty Tribeca offerings.

By contrast, “2016: Obama’s America” co-directors Dinesh D’Souza and John Sullivan avoided the U.S. fest circuit altogether in favor of tapping into their own constituency — and it doesn’t seem to have hurt the film in the slightest. A politically conservative adaptation of the anti-Obama book, “2016” earned more than $33 million, making it the second-highest-grossing political doc after “Fahrenheit 9/11.”

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: mediabias
When Roger Ebert was alive he had a blog where he answered people's questions. I once asked him why he hadn't reviewed "Obama's America," and he said it was because it wasn't playing at any nearby theaters. When I pointed out that it was playing at a theater just one block from the newspaper where he worked, he got really mad at me. I told if him that if he didn't want to review it, that was fine, but that he should be honest about why he's not reviewing it, instead of pretending that it's not playing at any nearby theaters. Then he got even madder.
1 posted on 01/17/2014 2:38:54 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

good story!


2 posted on 01/17/2014 2:46:37 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: grundle

Liberals and rage go hand in hand.


3 posted on 01/17/2014 2:55:41 PM PST by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: grundle

I think South Park had it right when one of the boys complained that he didn’t want to see film festival movies, because “they are just about gay cowboys eating pudding.”

Nobody believes him, but sure enough...


4 posted on 01/17/2014 3:03:53 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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To: grundle; GeronL
See related thread:
MITT Trailer (TGIF he isn't in the White house)
5 posted on 01/17/2014 3:09:30 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: grundle

I believe it 1000%. Leftists are never honest, even about little things.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 3:11:09 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: grundle

Thank You Muchly for doing that. Ebert was an elitest and a phony. My conclusion was formed about him long before he became sick with cancer, so no, I don’t feel guilty about it. I’m surprised he didn’t try to report you to somebody for hate speech.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 3:19:53 PM PST by lee martell
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To: grundle

This is that egotistical piece of baloney, Robert Redford. I would consider it an honor not to be included as much of his stuff there is barf.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 3:24:24 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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I think South Park had it right when one of the boys complained that he didn’t want to see film festival movies, because “they are just about gay cowboys eating pudding.”

And it gave Chef a place to sell his wares. ;-)


9 posted on 01/17/2014 3:26:06 PM PST by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: grundle
Why We Fight is a great documentary series, although The Battle of Russia, Part 5 of the series, whitewashes Stalin's Soviet Union.
10 posted on 01/17/2014 3:46:27 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: grundle

we need a film festival for conservative documentaries and films that wont get otherwise noticed due to the liberal bias in the media and in Hollywood.


11 posted on 01/17/2014 3:54:13 PM PST by uncitizen (Obama said 'period', but he meant 'asterisk'.)
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To: grundle

Good for you!! Calling the BS on BS! Thanks you.


12 posted on 01/17/2014 4:53:53 PM PST by GOP Poet
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