Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich and the Sundance Film Festival
Posted on 01/24/2005 9:23:52 AM PST by Primetimedonna
Can anyone help me find information on whether there is a connection between Newt Gingrich and the Sundance Film Festival? I have a nephew who is an actor who has been telling anyone who will listen that New Gingrich has taken over the board of the Sundance Film Festival (and is being joined by Jerry Falwell). He says that all new filmakers, and any gay themed movies, will be outlawed. According to him this is proof that the Vast Right Wing conspiracy is now trying to take over the Film Industy, just like Roger Ailes and Fox are trying to take over the news media. I'd love to debate him on this, but have unfortunately been unable to get any information on this subject. I had to sit silently on Saturday as he spouted this info as gospel truth at a gathering including Doctors, Judges and others who took his word for it as an expert since he is a working actor in films and TV.
Does anyone have any info on this to help me debate him! Love him dearly but would love to set him straight if this is untrue! Thanks!
Who knew Newt liked movies about gay cowboys eating pudding?
Cool if true. Would love to see the same happen in EU. But I guess the EU is headed for the same sad end as the Third Reich. Too atheist for redemption.
Even if this were true (and it sounds too ravingly paranoid to be true), then so what? Makers of the supposedly "objectionable" films could create their own film festival and Sundance would become irrelevant, if those "objectionable" films are such works of art.
I agree it sounds paranoid and ridiculous, but I would just like the opportunity to debunk it if it's untrue. I live in California and have to listen to enough other nonsense. Would like to at least be able to sya if this is just a ridiculous made up story.
You have to admit though, the lowest ratings ever for the snobfest Golden Globes (hopefully an omen for the oscars) was a nice "we don't care."
Newt always struck me as a little effeminate. Maybe he and Redford will be the newest hollywood couple.
Just encourage him. Did you know that I heard Bob Bennett is chairing gay pride week at Disney this year?
Instead of trying to prove the negative, why don't you have your nephew back up his accusations with some documented facts?
This is a typical liberal trick... make an outlandish statement and then say "prove me wrong".
I don't know about whether Newt has taken over Sundance, but I just heard that Michael Moore is next in line to be Pope-- does anyone know if this is true?
Okay all! I get the humor, and appreciate it, but I really was just trying to get info. Guess this isn't the right place for that.
I just got back from Park City.
The liberals, pro-baby death supporters, and Sodomites have absolutely NOTHING to worry about.
Robert Redford said at the keynote/opening event that the entire focus and theme of Sundance is protest/rebellion/and challenging authority.
It is as anti-American and anti-Christian event as is possible. Conservative viewpoints are not allowed.
John Kerry's daughter was there, however.
I believe the market has decided to give Roger Ailes and Fox more influence. He didn't just decide to take over.
Hope your nephew is right! Then we can get some movies that extol Christianity's virtues rather than tear it down all the time.
If a scumbag Socialist like Shillary can be put on the Board of Directors of different corporations I see no reason whatsoever for Newt to be on the Advisory Board of the Sundance (.......if true).
It's a crock.
Outlawed? Any filmmaker can make any film they choose and submit it to any festival they choose. If Sundance takes on a righward tilt, the offended filmmakers will just make a new festival. (See Southpark's Second Season and Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls episode) Have you ever used the Search Engine for Yahoo or Google? Find the info that way, if it exists. You and your nephew must wear the same size tinfoil hats.
Thanks for you info. Did you by any chance get anything that would list the Board of Directors? I've searched on the internet and been unable to find anything.
America is stuffed to the gills with idiot nephews. Mine believed that the draft was being reinstated because someone sent him an email saying it was true.
Bwa-ha-ha-ha. Don't get so testy unless this is a post and run.
Newt Gingrich wrote at least one sci-fi novel, IIRC. A novel of "alternate history", you know, where the action is set in a time that didn't exist but could have existed.