Skip to comments.Screen Righters [CONSERVATIVE "Liberty Film Festival" in HOLLYWOOD, October 1st-3rd, 2004]
Posted on 09/09/2004 10:01:37 PM PDT by RonDog
Tired of Michael Moore's film-flam? There are alternatives.
BY BRIDGET JOHNSON
Wednesday, September 1, 2004 12:01 a.m.
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...Not Cannes, not Sundance, but the first-ever Liberty Film Festival, showcasing conservative, libertarian and independent films this fall in Los Angeles.
Rising conservative filmmaking power couple Jason Apuzzo and Govindini Murty, who are directing the event, will be premiering their black-and-white noir thriller "Terminal Island," shot at the Port of Los Angeles. Ms. Murty's character is stalked around the harbor by a Muslim terrorist, who is being pursued by a bounty hunter. "Because no Hollywood studio would touch a film that had a Muslim terrorist as the villain--or that was sympathetic to the war on terror--we produced the film ourselves," Mr. Apuzzo said...
"Our goal is to make edgy, provocative narrative films that challenge Hollywood's liberal orthodoxy," added Ms. Murty. "Documentaries are fine, but narrative films are what have the greatest impact on our culture."
One promising documentary you'll find at the festival is "Michael Moore Hates America," scheduled for release this October. What could be more fitting than a young filmmaker doing exactly what the disingenuous Mr. Moore does to others--chase him around with a microphone to pen him into answering questions and torturing him in the process?
...In the trailer, Mr. Moore tells a newsman that he refuses to be interviewed by Mr. Wilson because Mr. Moore doesn't appear in anything but his own films--and as he explains this, we see a scrolling list of films Mr. Moore has appeared in but not directed...
(Excerpt) Read more at opinionjournal.com ...
right in the
heart of hollywood
& there's nothing
The 2004 Liberty Film Festival is the first major event showcasing films that celebrate the traditional American values of free speech, patriotism, and religious freedom. The festival welcomes participation by open-minded people of all political persuasions. The festival will be held Oct. 1st - 3rd at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood.
SPECIAL SCREENINGS :
Fri. Oct. 1st FREE SCREENING - DC 9/11: Time of Crisis with Writer-Producer Lionel Chetwynd
Sat. Oct. 2nd Tribute to Ronald Reagan featuring his WWII classic, Desperate Journey
Sun Oct. 3rd The Ten Commandments with a special lecture by Michael Medved.
SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE:
Film Critic/Talk Show Host
Talk Show Host/Filmmaker
The Drudge Report
Tales From the Left Coast
Waco: Rules of Engagement
PLUS THESE NEW FILMS & EVENTS!
Terminal Island - exciting thriller about terrorism in LA harbor
Michael Moore Hates America irreverent look at Michael Moore
Michael & Me Larry Elder's provocative defense of gun rights
Confronting Iraq compelling documentary supporting Iraq war
Saddam's Mass Graves from famed Iraqi filmmaker Jano Rosebiani
Is It True What They Say About Ann? - Ann Coulter documentary
Beyond The Passion' documentary on Mel Gibson's The Passion
Borrowed Fire by Indian auteur Salil Singh
Conservative shorts from Protestwarrior.com, Brain-Terminal.com
Greg Wolfe: Republican Jew by noted satirist Greg Wolfe
Right Stuff Comedy performance by Eric Peterkofsky's famed troupe
Conservative Filmmaking 101 nuts & bolts of digital production
You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again! panel discussion
About damn time
I will be there....got parents-in-law in town that weekend...but I will still get there!!!
Is It True What They Say About Ann? - Ann Coulter documentaryFrom www.mdfilmfest.com:
It would be nice to know more....like what time & where the films are showing....how to get tickets....
Michael & Me Larry Elder's provocative defense of gun rightsFrom www.hollywoodreporter.com:
...the bigger-budget effort "Michael & Me" that was made by talk-radio star and soon-to-be TV host Larry Elder. The 90-minute documentary takes on Moore's 2002 anti-gun documentary, "Bowling for Columbine," Elder said.
"My film is a defense of those who own guns and of the Second Amendment," said Elder, whose "The Larry Elder Show" from Warner Bros. Prods. starts Sept. 13 on CBS affiliates in most major markets.
Elder said that he borrows liberally from Moore, including a "Bowling"-like animated segment that has Elder interviewing an obviously tense Moore. "He's sweating and sweating to the point he's reed thin, then he pulls out a gun and shoots me."
Moore didn't agree to an interview for either Elder's movie or Wilson's. "I did ambush him at a book signing in Santa Monica, and that's in the film," Elder said. "I asked him how many times Americans used guns for defensive purposes. He had nothing. No blooming clue."
It would be nice to know more..From www.libertyfilmfestival.com/donate.asp...
..like how to get tickets..
...it appears that there will be THREE (3) kinds of tickets:$10 event ticket
$55 Select Pass (4 regular events + 4 special events)
$75 Festival Pass (8 regular events + 4 special events)
Thank you, Ron.
I will make every effort to be there.
The festival will be held Oct. 1st - 3rd at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood.From www.architecturetoursla.com:
I imagine that libertarian conservatives would be pretty good at filmmaking. Libertarian musicians have been pretty successful. People say that liberals have a more "artsy" brain while the conservative brain is more methodical and philisophical. I would bet that the libertarian brain would have the perfect combination of artsy crap and common sense. A perfect example of this is SOUTH PARK!
I'm looking forward to "Michael Moore Hates America", and this film noir movie sounds pretty good. Noir is one of my favorite film genres and I've toyed with the idea of doing a noir short with some friends of mine.
If you go to this festival, please post a follow-up thread!
here is a link to a great story about "Terminal Island" in the Hollywood Investigator:
This is wonderful.
They should have chosen Kings Row or The Killers, his two greatest performances IMHO.
Yes. Those of you who go please report. Also if anyone hears when "Michael & Me" shows up on CBS. I will never turn on CBS again except for something like this movie.
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