Sunday, June 24, 2007

LIBERAL DOC AGAINST MICHAEL MOORE BLACKLISTED?

Here is an excellent article on liberal Toronto filmmakers, Debbie Melnyk and Rick Caine who have made a film criticizing Michael Moore called Manufacturing Dissent.

Of course, much like Michael Wilson, who made Michael Moore Hates America in 2004 and even had an endorsement by Roger Ebert, they cannot find distribution.

They tend to think they are being blacklisted.

"Two key U.S. documentary film festivals — Full Frame in Durham, N.C., and Silverdocs, the AFI/Discovery Channel event in Silver Spring, Md. — declined to screen "Dissent," in part because of Michael Moore. Silverdocs hoped to present "Sicko," and Moore was a special guest at Full Frame. A rep for one film buyer told the filmmakers in an e-mail that they were wary of the "political nature" of the film and would distribute "Dissent" on DVD in Canada but not in the U.S. (The filmmakers passed.)"

Given my own experiences in and with the industry, I'd have to say that I agree.

2 Comments:

At 10:05 AM, Anonymous attila said...

If they were "wary of the 'political nature' of the film", then why distribute Moore's film? Surely it is at least as political as the films descibed in the article.

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger Patrick Ross said...

Surely, there are plenty of groups in the United States that would help distribute a film critical of Mikey Moore.

Then again, most of them are probably pro-Republican.

 

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