American Samizdat

Sunday, October 08, 2006. *

LOS ANGELES - Two major theater chains say they will not show a controversial new movie that depicts the assassination of President Bush, while the film's distributor defended it as a thoughtful political thriller.

A third major chain said it was undecided on whether to show "Death of a President."

The movie is scheduled to open in theaters on Oct. 27 and its backers said they are booking it into many regional venues and art houses, despite being shunned by the large chains.

The fictional film is told like a documentary that tracks the political drama behind an investigation into Bush's murder in October 2007. It has raised a ruckus because it uses digital technology to depict Bush being gunned down. [more]

Tagline: "The nation's gonna cheer for the bad guy."
posted by Dr. Menlo at 12:25 AM
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