2016: Obama's America

By the Left Coast Rebel  

I wasn't planning on seeing Dinesh D'Souza's Obama documentary, Obama's America: 2016, but after hearing a bit more about it, I think I'm going to do my best to support it with my movie-going dollars.

Apparently, on that point, I'm not the only one supporting the flick.

Via Deadline Hollywood:

The shocker among all the films was Rocky Mountain Pictures’ political documentary 2016 Obama’s America which opened July 13th in very limited release and expanded into theaters across America this weekend. It wound up in 4th place Friday and 8th place for the weekend. That’s  stunning because it was playing in 2/3 fewer theaters across North American than the other wider release films. 

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 Due to its hot pre-sales, the pic proved frontloaded which explains why its ranking started out #1 and then fell steeply by end of Sunday. But the doc’s new cume of $9.2M makes it the #1 all-time biggest-grossing conservative political documentary, besting Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed’s $7.7M.

 2016 Obama’s America is based on conservative author and commentator Dinesh D’Souza’s New York Times bestselling 2010 book The Roots Of Obama’s Rage and co-directed by D’Souza and John Sullivan and produced by Academy Award winner Gerald R. Molen (co-producer of Schindler’s List). In fact, Molen credits “learning some lessons” from Michael Moore for the film: “When he released Fahrenheit 9/11 in 2004 ahead of the election, it sparked intense debate.” And 2016 Obama’s America‘s success comes from equally savvy marketing on the eve of the Republican National Convention next week.


9 comments:

  1. I saw the movie on Friday at 1 pm. The theater was packed and that surprised me most of all. I seriously thought that I'd be the only one in the theater. It seems that at least some of America proved me wrong, and that's cause for hope and the possibility of change.

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    1. Thanks, LL. I hope the movie gains momentum from here.

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  2. I saw it last night. I liked how the imagery matched the dialogue and there was some really cool syncronization, but it could have been much more hard hitting regarding Obama's politics rather than approaching its conclusion so slowly. One third of it was about Dinesh rather than Obama and that didn't make the narrative any more convincing.

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    1. Interesting, Shane, thanks for the feedback.

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  3. I will be seeing the movie today if possible.

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  4. I will be seeing very soon. It likely will make little difference in the minds of most as their minds are already made up and are solid one way are the opposite.

    For those with active minds it is however a required exercise.

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    1. I know, Les, such is our fate and those that know the truth. Let me know if you end up seeing it.

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  5. It's a good movie. It provides a unique perspective on Obama's pathological ideology. I second what Smitty at TOM said:

    "Where this movie is extremely valuable is as therapy for independent and blue-dog Democrat voters who need some kind of dispassionate means getting some perspective about 2008. In offering a non-shrieking place for Obama supporters to begin an introspective review of where we were told we’re going, where we are, and where we’d like to be, D’Souza has mad a valuable contribution."


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