Skip to comments.Tax dollars support sickness masquerading as art at Sundance Film Festival
Posted on 02/06/2007 12:11:24 PM PST by epow
February 6, 2007
Tax dollars support sickness masquerading as art at Sundance Film Festival
Recently I sent you information on two films featured at the Sundance Film Festival. One, "Hounddog," featured a scene where a 12-year-old girl was raped. The other film, "Zoo," was about a man having sex with a horse.
AFA has learned that your tax dollars were used to support the Sundance Film Festival. The National Endowment for the Arts gave between $100,000 and $249,000 to help underwrite the festival, and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) gave between $50,000 and $99,999.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) gets millions of dollars to support "art." A few years ago the NEA helped fund a crucifix submerged in urine and named "Pis- Christ." NEA has sponsored similar "art" projects with tax dollars.
PBS gets tax funding from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Every other non-profit broadcasting station must raise their own funds, but CPB and PBS are funded with hundreds of millions of tax dollars. PBS is probably the most liberal network in America. Hollywood has hundreds of millions of dollars to underwrite the cost of the Sundance Film Festival, but they would rather use your tax dollars than their own money. Together, these two organizations provided upwards of $350,000 of tax money to the film festival.
The arts community annually gets over a billion dollars from private sources to finance their art. Yet they still go to Congress to ask for receive, millions of tax dollars. And the receive it.
What did the taxpayer get for his money? Click here to see part of the letter I sent you earlier about the Sundance Film Festival.
Take Action Send emails to your two U.S. Senators and Representative concerning this issue. Ask your Senators and Representatives to stop providing tax dollars to support the National Endowment for the Arts and PBS. Let these two organizations be funded with public donations, not tax dollars.
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My tax dollars should not be funding the arts--period. Let those who patronize the arts pay for it themselves.
Aren't you a bit out of touch with the times? After all, Rudy has been anointed as our candidate and good Republicans aren't supposed to care about this sort of thing anymore.
Well, it sure is not any worse than being forced to pay taxes to support criminal illegal immigrants, AND pay for thier impact on our society. While at the same time, paying taxes to support the government that encourages them to break our written laws....tell me which is worse???
"The National Endowment for the Arts gave between $100,000 and $249,000 to help underwrite the festival, and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) gave between $50,000 and $99,999."
So... it's not our "tax dollars", it's more like our "tax one-hundredth-of-a-penny".
Don't worry, I'm sure that next year Sundance will feature a film about criminal illegal aliens raping underage horses.
(Sympathetic to the "undocumented workers" who are just trying to "express their true sexual identities" no doubt.)
Was this a documentary about that farm in Washington?
Do not alter headlines.
No news here. Its been happening for years.
A documentary about Prince Charles?
I'm a screenwriter and I can't stand the politics of Sundance. Being a conservative in such a Liberal industry isn't an easy proposition.
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No one actually has sex with any animals in the movie. It's just about the guy's life.
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Sundance is a schlock festival. It's not really Hollywood it's low grade indies being sold to Hollywood. Very few great movies come out of there.
Never, ever, ever, EVER watch the film "Kids".
"No animals were harmed in the making of this film."
I agree. They're all about shock value and making some sort of pigheaded, political statement that has nothing to do with quality cinema.
Kids had something of a 'Scared Straight' effect though.
My "representatives" in Congress, state and local government are all communists who support this kind of funding.
Yeah, I hope so, but damn it was hard to watch!
More welfare for rich stars?
Sounds like a regular left wing picnic to me.
I thought Redford would be down in Havana, holding Castro's hand.
I have an empty spot on my truck's rear bumper that just fits that sticker. I hope those are still available if/when Hillary is nominated. I also hope they have plans for an Obama sticker, just in case.
It's the principle that irritates me far more than the relatively niggling amount. But FYI the total federal spending to support the "arts" is over $1,000,000,000 per year. What business does the government have subsidizing "artists" whose "art" is so worthless and/or repugnant that they can't sell it?
OK, sorry. In the future I won't change anything. I don't post articles very often, so I didn't know that there's rule regarding that.
Nice! Yep...the hillary sticker will still be there...no worries! There is also an osama-obama sticker.
I don't understand, regardless of someone calling it "art"-how is a movie about the rape of a 12 year old NOT kiddie porn? I don't care who was in it, or who directed or produced it-it is what it is. I only hope that the distributors or producers of this filth find themselves in some jail cell when they try to peddle this filth.
Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin? Forget it........
The Repubs had 12 years to fix it. Guess what?
Yep, very disappointing isn't it? Just like so many other outrageous boondoggles that I waited 40 years to see corrected by a Republican Congress and a Republican president.
I don't have another 40 years to wait for the next time that combination may come along, and even if I did I would probably just be disappointed again.
I hear you, brother.
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