Skip to comments.Conservative filmmaker behind ‘2016: Obama’s America'(truncated title, video)
Posted on 07/30/2012 12:35:22 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
Produced by Oscar-winning producer Gerald Molen and directed by conservative journalist Dinesh DSouza, the controversial documentary 2016: Obamas America takes audiences on a journey into President Obamas roots, painting a disturbing portrait of what it says are his plans for America if elected for a second term.
The film has yet to open wide in the U.S., but it has already caused a box office splash in Texas. The documentary opened in a single theater in July in the Lone Star State, grossing almost $32,000 in its opening weekend, with moviegoers waiting as much as 90 minutes to meet the filmmakers.
In early August, 2016 will open in over 400 screens across the country, so while it has already gotten a lot of pushback, it can expect a lot more.
The Texas theaters manager told The Hollywood Reporter that he received complaints over the decision to show the film, and other news outlets have accused DSouza of basing his documentary on lies. The moviemaker says he welcomes the controversy, and, ironically, says he got the idea on how to frame his documentary from another filmmaker with very different political leanings, the liberal director Michael Moore.
When he released Fahrenheit 9/11 in 2004 ahead of the election, it sparked intense debate. I learned some lessons from Michael Moore, and hopefully he might learn some lessons from me about handling facts, DSouza told FOX411s Pop Tarts column. This film is a thriller, whatever you think and regardless of your politics, you are going to leave this movie going wow, I had no idea this was the man that has been in the White House for the past four years.
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Any Kansas City showings?
The same Texas Democrats who love to "celebrate" banned books week while omitting banned conservative (or religious) titles.
My best friend got taken to it.
She has been a non-political conservative for years.
She said it scared the stuffing out of her.
I told her this is why I joined the Tea Party.
Her eyes are wide open now.
Sounds like a safe enough movie to go to... In Texas, I’d think half the audience would be CC; the rest OC?
Encourage others to see the movie, especially your Democrat friends and family members. It's not a slap-in-the-face type of movie like a Michael Moore film is to conservatives, but the effect is powerful and could change some votes of former Obama supporters. You may be surprised how receptive they are to the message and presentation if you can convince them to attend.
Michael Berry wrote an excellent review of the film. See the link to the review below:
Obama’s vision for America looks like the former East Germany.
Saw it here in Nashville on Sunday. Anybody who thinks that Romney is ‘Obama lite’ needs to see this.
I never like Romney...but if he can save us from Obama...he has my support!