Thursday, September 23, 2004

Pennsylvania : Moore, Buchanan Coming to IUP

One of America's most controversial filmmakers and a former presidential candidate are coming to Indiana University of Pennsylvania as part of the university's "Ideas and Issues" series.

Academy Award-winning documentarian Michael Moore, whose "Fahrenheit 9/11" this summer sparked debate and broke box-office records for a documentary film, will speak in IUP's Memorial Field House on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m.

And former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan will speak in IUP's Fisher Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m.

Both events are free, but tickets will be required for Moore's presentation. University I-card holders can obtain tickets starting on Oct. 13. Leftover tickets will be available to the public beginning on Oct. 15. Tickets can be picked up at the ticket window in the Hadley Union Building. There will be a limit of four tickets per person.

The overflow crowd that cannot get tickets can see Moore's presentation in the field house can see it on a live televised feed at Fisher Auditorium.

Moore's incendiary "Fahrenheit 9/11" is highly critical of President George Bush's leadership following the terrorist attacks three years ago. The film also focuses on longstanding ties between the Bush family and prominent Saudis, the effects of the war in Iraq on Iraqi civilians and U.S. soldiers and the curbing of American civil liberties during the war on terror. The film won the Cannes International Film Festival's highest honor, the Palme d'Or.

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