Monday, May 17, 2004

Burning Bush?

A Film to Polarize Along Party Lines

NY Times has an initial preview of Michael Moore's new film, "Farenheit 911". I tend to agree that the film probably won't make any converts from the red states.

Update, 3:50PM EDT: Well, apparently the film was a smashing hit at Cannes. So maybe I'm wrong.
"You see so many movies after they've been hyped to heaven and they turn out to be complete crap, but this is a powerful film," said Baz Bamigboye, a film columnist for London's Daily Mail. "It would be a shame if Americans didn't get to see this movie about important stuff happening in their own backyard."

"Fahrenheit 9/11" seems assured of U.S. release, however. Miramax bosses Harvey and Bob Weinstein are buying back the film from Disney and finding another distributor, with Moore hoping to have it in theaters by Fourth of July weekend.