May 05, 2004
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Near the end of the last school year, I had the honor and luck to be a part of the first audience to see Michael Moore’s new movie Fahrenheit 9/11. Today, it was announced that Disney/Mirimax is refusing to distribute the movie!
Now I admit, its a pretty edgy (and extremely well done) movie, but I really have to say I’m losing a lot of respect for Miramax for their, in effect, censorship of this documentary. At the viewing I attended, Moore expressed fears that they might make just such a move, but I figured after such classics as Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, I would have figured they’d be up for about anything. I guess I was wrong. Moore did mention he had a contingency plan, as another group was willing to distribute the movie if Miramax backed out, but I got the distinct impression that he really did not want this, as it would mean a much smaller initial release… It will really be a shame if this movie doesn’t make it to the major theaters. Feel free to give Disney/Miramax a piece of your mind. I know I will.