Sunday, September 26, 2004

The Enquirer : Moore inspires documentaries, pro and con

(click on the title for the introduction)

• Buried in the Sand: The Deception of America (on video) - A pro-Bush documentary about the atrocities committed by the Saddam Hussein regime.

• Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (on video Tuesday) - Journalist Greg Palast covers many of the same criticisms of George W. Bush that Moore used in Fahrenheit 9/11.

• Bush's Brain (on video Oct. 12) - Directors Joseph Mealey and Michael Shoob based this critical documentary on the book by James C. Moore and James Slater about Bush adviser Karl Rove.
• Confronting Iraq (Release TBA) - Director James Woolsey makes the case in favor of the Iraq invasion.

• DC 9/11 Time of Crisis (On video) - A pro-administration enactment of the events surrounding Sept. 11, 2001, written by veteran filmmaker Lionel Chetwynd.

• George W. Bush: Faith in the White House (On video) - A documentary celebrating the effect of religious faith on the president's performance in office.

• Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry (Theatrical release TBA) - George Butler's sympathetic biography of the Democratic presidential nominee.

• Mega Fix: The Dazzling Political Deceit that Led to 9/11 (Release TBA) - Documentary blaming the Sept. 11 attack on the Clinton administration.

• Michael Moore Hates America (Release TBA) - First-time filmmaker Michael Wilson interviews people who disagree with Moore.

• Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (On video) - Filmmaker Robert Greenwald and a team of volunteers monitored Fox News 24 hours a day to compile this indictment of the conservative cable outlet.

• Silver City (Local release Oct. 8) - Filmmaker John Sayles' fictional tale of a tongue-tied gubernatorial candidate is an explicit parody of Bush's first campaign for Texas governor.

• Uncovered: The Whole Truth about the Iraq War (On video) - Greenwald also produced this documentary that argues the Bush administration repeatedly changed its justifications for invading Iraq.

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