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(Vanity): Apparently, Dinesh D'Souza's "America: The Movie" is a hit in Metrowest Boston

Posted on 07/04/2014 4:41:04 PM PDT by Maceman

My daughter's mom saw this movie today in Metrowest Boston.

She told me the theater was only about half full (5:30pm show), but here is what she texted me about it:

"You have to see it!! It will give u hope. Everyone cheered in the end, and I can't stop crying."



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Have any of you Freepers seen it? What's your reaction? What was the audience reaction?
1 posted on 07/04/2014 4:41:04 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman

Yes, I saw it Wednesday with friends. Not much of a turnout for the matinee, but it was a wonderful movie. Had me in tears in several spots. Every patriot should see it & should drag their commie-loving relatives to see!


2 posted on 07/04/2014 4:43:19 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Maceman

If I did see it, I wouldn’t tell you for fear of an IRS audit.


3 posted on 07/04/2014 4:44:49 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Maceman

We saw it on Wednesday at 5. Not much of a turnout, since it was midweek and late afternoon. But regardless, it was VERY GOOD. Go see it - uplifting, celebratory, well made. We loved it. Made me furious too - those thugs in DC must go. Tar & Feathers, never a bad idea.


4 posted on 07/04/2014 4:45:06 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: 353FMG

If you’re on FR, then you’re already being scheduled for an audit. ;-)


5 posted on 07/04/2014 4:46:23 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Maceman

Hey, I live in Metrowest and I’m going to see it next week. I remember his first movie, Obama 2016 and the theatre was packed!


6 posted on 07/04/2014 4:46:59 PM PDT by Andy'smom (How many more acts of love can we take?)
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To: Maceman

Just when the left starts to feel comfortable in gaining a foothold on squishing the American sprite ... along comes D’Souza with this outstanding film. A must see.


7 posted on 07/04/2014 4:48:18 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Twotone

And imagine that FR is a little drop in the bucket. They’ve got millions pegged.


8 posted on 07/04/2014 4:48:32 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Maceman
America...trailer
9 posted on 07/04/2014 4:49:03 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: bboop

Not only the thugs in DC. We need to totally destroy the current education establishment & go back to pre-Dewey education. And books like Howard Zinn’s should never be permitted within the walls of any institution that calls itself a school, college or university!


10 posted on 07/04/2014 4:49:30 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

Aw sh*t!


11 posted on 07/04/2014 4:49:39 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Twotone

Yes, wasn’t Zinn awful?


12 posted on 07/04/2014 4:50:53 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: RoosterRedux
For African Americans who complain about America...ask them to consider the alternative.

They live in America...if they don't like it...return to Africa. We will pay you to do such.

13 posted on 07/04/2014 4:52:08 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Maceman

I am hoping the earnings are somewhat comparable to 2016, as we need this genre to thrive and they key to sustainability is profit.

I thought the color saturation was a little high and I wish he would have expanded on the segment regarding Saul Alinsky —the role of this venal insect was so far-reaching for American “progressivism” that Alinsky could merit his own film, really.

I think his phased release strategy and his marketing to church congregations is effective —I saw the movie on the first showing of the first day in my area (which was one day prior to the official release date) but for the first time in 15 years my FreeperShip was suspended and so I could not write the timely film review that this film merited, really terrible luck...

I thought Dinesh handled the felony question perfectly —head-on and direct, no “but I didn’t inhale” shenanigans, which is actually counter-productive.

I did prefer the first film but I think if you are a Conservative but neglect to see this film with all your friends then you are freaking crazy.


14 posted on 07/04/2014 4:52:56 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: bboop

And no one ever calls him out for being a ‘former’ communist. He’s deliberately impugning this country to destroy it. He should be charged with treason & hung.


15 posted on 07/04/2014 4:53:28 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Maceman

Well done documentary. However, it is just going to preach to the choir. The left can never be swayed by facts and patriotism. Still, it offers hope.


16 posted on 07/04/2014 4:55:42 PM PDT by rjones42
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To: Maceman

I’m going to see it with my brother on Tuesday.


17 posted on 07/04/2014 4:56:01 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: Twotone

“”Had me in tears in several spots””

Plan on seeing it tomorrow - early movie. I remember when leaving the theater after seeing his last movie, all of the women were crying walking out of the theater. We weren’t able to speak about it even tho’ we walked to the parking area together.


18 posted on 07/04/2014 4:57:03 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Maceman
50% at 5:30 on the 4th of July, for a political film is very good. And that's in spite of the terrible marketing.

I saw it in Framingham (Metro West) yesterday, and there were about 12 people in the theater at the 8:10 show, which is actually pretty good for a Thursday.

Here's my review thread from earlier today: My Brief Review of Dinesh D'Souza's "America"

19 posted on 07/04/2014 4:58:21 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Maceman

Going tomorrow.......will let you know.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 4:59:55 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: rjones42
The left can never be swayed by facts and patriotism.

Bring a niece, nephew, grandson or granddaughter. They can be persuaded. The movie will serve as an inoculation against PC history. If you can't do that, then send them a DVD when it's released. Do it anonymously if you have to.

Bring a friend. See the movie. Do whatever you can to support this effort. D'Souza is positioning himself as the Right's version of Michael Moore. We need him!

21 posted on 07/04/2014 5:02:36 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: RoosterRedux
For African Americans who complain about America...ask them to consider the alternative.

Black Americans have been taught by self-serving leftists that because there was once slavery in parts of the U.S., there is no such thing as liberty.

The truth is, Progressive Leftists are opposed to individual liberty as defined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The only real complaint they have about chattel slavery in America two hundred years ago is that the slaves were privately owned.

But they get orgasmic over the idea of slavery to the state.

Democrats never pass up on opportunity to tell us why enslavement by the state is for our own protection and our own safety, because life under the anarchy that conservatives want to impose is just too risky and dangerous. We can't have any of that inhumane "on-your-own economics" that conservatives advocate.

Thereby proving that you no longer have to be black to be an Uncle Tom.

22 posted on 07/04/2014 5:08:44 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman

Saw it in Oklahoma City Thursday night. The theater was packed. Janitta Swain, who played Madame CJ Walker in the movie, was in the audience.
When it was over - there was a standing ovation for her and the movie.


23 posted on 07/04/2014 5:10:17 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Guess I’ll have to go see the movie, I just finished the book today.


24 posted on 07/04/2014 5:11:41 PM PDT by depenzz ("it isn't a chance you take, its a choice you make")
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To: bboop; Twotone

I had kind of a funny experience (well, at least it was funny to me) with my introduction to Howard Zinn…

My departed mother-in-law was, in life, a major-league liberal. She was a community organizer type of liberal. Now, I didn’t know this about her before I married my wife, but it wouldn’t have made a difference to me.

As the years went on, both my viewpoints and her viewpoints became known to each of us… and we entered a phase where she would say things deliberately to get a response out of me (or to see if I would just sit and say nothing)

Needless to say, I wasn’t about to sit and get baited by my mother-in-law, so I gave back in like kind when she initiated something. This went on for a relatively short period of time, then we kind of came to a mutual understanding. Neither one of us said a thing, but the understanding was there nonetheless that we would keep the peace by keeping our tongue. Not to say she wouldn’t occasionally poke at me (or me at her) but after that, that was pretty much all it was. I was kind of got the impression she was doing it just to see if I would stand up for myself.

In any case, I received a Christmas present from her one particular year. She knew that I was a history buff, and I read history prodigiously, so it was no surprise to me when I opened one of her Christmas presents and saw a history book. It was a fairly good-sized glossy volume, and I figured I’d put my feet up when I got home and begin reading.

When I got home, I opened the book up and began reading. At first, I was puzzled. “What the heck is this?” I read little bit further, and got even more perplexed. “What the hell kind of book is this?” I thought to myself.

I immediately begin skipping through the book, preferentially stopping in key areas in American history. As I reached each section, I would read sometimes only a sentence, or occasionally a paragraph. After I had been through multiple sections in this manner, I stood up angrily and exclaimed “screw this piece of crap!”

I walked out in the garage and through the book in the trash.

The name of the book was “The People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn.

I was appalled. I had never seen a history book quite like that one. I was even more disturbed to find out later that this was an actual textbook used in public school classrooms all over the country. I’m still appalled at that thought.

In retrospect, it popped into my mind almost immediately as I was throwing the book in the trash, that this was perhaps my mother-in-law poking her finger in my eye. After a few more seconds of contemplation, I guessed that was not the case.

Knowing how my mother-in-law shops, particularly for Christmas presents, this book was almost undoubtedly on the bargain bookshelf at the front of the Borders bookstore when she walked in. I’d be willing to bet that she didn’t pay more than a few dollars for, because I doubt you could find it inside the store at regular price.

So, every time I hear the name Howard Zinn, I think of the anti-American far left political screed that was his book, that I had the pleasure to throw into a garbage can.


25 posted on 07/04/2014 5:16:12 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Maceman

Or if charity is needed, that it is (EEK!) in God’s name, from (EEK!) churches!


26 posted on 07/04/2014 5:16:35 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: rjones42
However, it is just going to preach to the choir. The left can never be swayed by facts and patriotism.

True. But the fact is that there aren't that many leftists. The problem is the apathetic LIVs who hear the leftist platitudes (which are never countered by the RINO politicians) and adopt them without thinking them through.

So I can see where a movie like this could move the needle of public opinion a bit, if word of its existence gets out.

A big "if," I know.

27 posted on 07/04/2014 5:18:52 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: rlmorel

Zinn is of the sort that takes a microscope to every little problem and blows it up into a broad brush accusation. And folks like your MIL love it because the overkill makes them feel so good about having avenged... something.

I wish I could say that only lefties did this.


28 posted on 07/04/2014 5:19:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Maceman

I saw it today and it is a great documentary. He takes on every America hating claim and destroys it. Then he explains what the radical left is really up to. He destroys Sol Alinsky with his own words on camera from the 60s. Destroys Obama, Obamacare, the IRS, DOJ, and how Alinskyites are destroying America using the gov’t power to do it. Also destroys Hillary and exposes her devotion to Alinsky.


29 posted on 07/04/2014 5:20:09 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: babyfreep

Madame CJ Walker could only happen in America.


30 posted on 07/04/2014 5:24:47 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Maceman

I saw it today. Only a handful in the theater but it was a 1230 show and it’s pouring in Boston.

I thought it was great. It explained a lot.


31 posted on 07/04/2014 5:26:52 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Maceman
I think you are on target.

Liberals seek to build a society based on slavery. Wherein we are all slaves to the state.

32 posted on 07/04/2014 5:27:06 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: 353FMG

33 posted on 07/04/2014 5:29:48 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: WashingtonSource

Alinsky made my blood run cold. This is a WONDERFUL movie, and my wife and I, along with my friend Mary Ann, enjoyed every minute of it. God bless great patriot Dinesh D’Souza. I don’t know how he did it again, but he did it again!


34 posted on 07/04/2014 5:32:17 PM PDT by alstewartfan (The word is on the street growing day by day, Even the informers know to stay away. Al Stewart)
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To: babyfreep

Not showing yet down the road in Lawton. Have no idea why.


35 posted on 07/04/2014 5:33:19 PM PDT by Lacey
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To: rlmorel

Unfortunately, that far-left political screed has been given to 2 million otherwise uninformed university students. It will be very hard to undo the damage done by that man.


36 posted on 07/04/2014 5:33:37 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: RoosterRedux

African-Americans, by their own hand, have fashioned their very own Obama, economic “slave” bed to lay in!!! That is not going to change...and as such..African-Americans will remain adrift-at-sea for many, many years to come!!! Sad....but so true!!! You can lead a horse to water...but you cannot make him or her drink!!!


37 posted on 07/04/2014 5:33:38 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: bboop

Zinn was a hate-filled, garbage individual who has received plenty of support from like putrid minds who helped to spread his shameful “history” of America. The biggest surprise to me, I’m ashamed to admit, is the fact that Hillary Rotten was also mentored by the demonic Saul Alinsky.


38 posted on 07/04/2014 5:37:34 PM PDT by alstewartfan (The word is on the street growing day by day, Even the informers know to stay away. Al Stewart)
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To: Maceman

Will have to wait for the next week or two to feel the impact of viewership of this great film. This is not strong weekend for any film!!!

All Freepers should turn out and view this film and encourage all other Americans to do exactly the same. Please continue ur input good folks on this site and others!!! We need to make this flick a major box office success!!!

Remember...the more numbers we can put in movie theater seats...the more positive impact this film will have among the general public, who will then turn out in large numbers to see it!!!


39 posted on 07/04/2014 5:41:00 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Maceman

My wife and I saw it this afternoon. It was great and I encourage all of you to go. At the end the audience clapped and cheered and stood for the song at the end. It was a great July 4th event. I have to admit that if you love America it will bring more than one tear to your eyes. Also, several facts regarding America’s history were highlighted in the movie.


40 posted on 07/04/2014 6:02:48 PM PDT by Lake Living
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Keep track of the movie at Box Office Mojo

The per-screen average was $535 for Wednesday and Thursday, which compares with all of the other major releases, from #3 on down. #3/$869, #4/$803, etc.

In daily gross, it placed at #12. Per screen, it places at #9. His movie needs a good opening week to get wider release. Right now it's in limited releasse.

BTW, "America" is the subject of Megyn Kelly's show tonight (7/4).

41 posted on 07/04/2014 6:06:56 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: rjones42; Maceman; All
However, it is just going to preach to the choir.

FRiend, truly -- the choir is bigger than the congregation.

Liberal democrats are the minority. Their candidates are in office because they cheat -- they gin, they manipulate, they harvest, they outright make up votes. They even raise the dead. Guys like Al Franken, Harry Reid, and Obama are in office because fake, ginned votes tipped the balance.

The liberals have to cheat because probably six in ten Americans, real legit legal productive working Americans, object to Obama, Reid, Franken, and all the rest of the liberal left and all the nanny-state tyranny it represents. The only reason these leftist tyrants win is because they cheat -- they have to cheat because they are the minority.

Americans sick of government tyranny need to stop blaming their fellow Americans for "electing these idiots," wake up, and understand that limited government conservatism represents most Americans who are increasingly disenfranchised and demoralized. We must start perceiving the truth.

42 posted on 07/04/2014 6:15:19 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I saw the film this afternoon with about eight other movie theater patrons. None of us left until the final credits rolled.

As good as the film was, I really enjoyed D’Souza’s take down of the myth of American conquest in the Mexican American War. A badly outnumbered American army drove back the Mexicans and actually occupied Mexico in its entirety before returning North. The USA paid for the land in dispute. It was a thorough rebuttal of the La Raza party line.


43 posted on 07/04/2014 6:38:25 PM PDT by PBRCat
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To: Maceman
One thing I remember about that area: the cemeteries are filled with flags on the 4th because they're filled with WWII veterans.

Reading the headstones is a very humbling experience.

44 posted on 07/04/2014 6:47:12 PM PDT by faszakutya
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To: Maceman

Just got back from seeing this from Solomon Pond mall - a metro-west theater. Despite the rain, theater was half-full. Robust round of applause from all at the end!


45 posted on 07/04/2014 6:56:10 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: 353FMG

> If I did see it, I wouldn’t tell you for fear of an IRS audit.

Don’t pay for a ticket with a credit or debit card - use cash.


46 posted on 07/04/2014 6:58:22 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: ErnBatavia

Have you ever been in Batavia?

Just asking.


47 posted on 07/04/2014 7:09:01 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Twotone
Government K-12 schooling is and **Always** has been single-payer, socialist-entitlement, and compulsory schooling. I call them SS schools ( single-payer and socialist-entitlement).

Not only does the U.S. need to go back to pre-Dewey, it needs to go back to a **totally** PRIVATE system of delivering education.

Government SS schools were are progressive idea of the 1800s. Progressives have always controlled teacher training and curriculum development. Progressives have always pushed the the boundaries of society's mores and ethics. Progressives have always pushed for greater and greater secularization and not **celebrate** forcing godlessness on captive children.

Government schools have **always** been a First Amendment and freedom of conscience abomination. It only took one to three generations of government SS schooling to give the nation Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. The nation has been swirling down the socialist sewer ever since.

48 posted on 07/04/2014 7:13:28 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: Maceman

As the fireworks go off to celebrate our freedom, Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘’America’’ has just surpassed Hillary Clinton’s ‘’Hard Choices’’ on Amazon.com’s Bestseller List. God bless America.


49 posted on 07/04/2014 7:15:13 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: 353FMG; SortaBichy
Nah...get a lot of laughs about the screen name, but bottom line it came from a label "Batavia" of lobster tails from New Guinea we used to import/sell when I was in the dead-fish bidness years ago.

The "Ern" part comes from a pal's now dead pet goat who was named Ernie...............I'm a sick bastid, I guess...

50 posted on 07/04/2014 7:38:38 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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