Michael Moore Headlines Kill Bush & Blair Film Festival
Boy, oh Boy!
Michael Moore’s latest antiwar comments ought to assure him a seat of honor at the next Democratic Convention!
Michael Moore heads a pathetic lineup at the Toronto Film Festival that includes “Death of a President” and “The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair”…
Killing Western Leaders is now art!
Michael Moore must have eaten some bad oysters before he made it to the Hate Bush Rally in Toronto:
“Here we are 3 1/2 years (into the war) and we are not able to secure the road from the airport to downtown Baghdad. It’s absolutely fucking ridiculous,” he said, describing the war as a distraction to keep Americans scared.
“We don’t want to secure that road, because we don’t want that war to end yet because we want to bring a sense of fear to Americans… It’s so sad and so pathetic.”
Moore’s appearance in a sold-out 140-minute late-night discussion with Seinfeld writer Larry Charles was the first of several political highlights at the festival.
It will be followed on Sunday by the world premiere of “Death of a President,” a fictional British film shot in terse documentary style that examines curbs on civil liberties introduced in the two years after the “assassination” of President Bush.
The movie, dubbed bold by some and tasteless by others, has become one of Toronto’s hottest tickets.
Another political offering is “The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair,” a documentary also from Britain that looks at the arrest of an Iraqi man accused of wanting to kill the British prime minister and eventually released with a one-word apology: “Sorry.”
The Dixie Chicks, an American country music trio that sparked controversy and won radio playlist bans for an anti-Bush comment on the eve of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, takes center stage later in the week with a gala performance of a movie called “Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing.”
It won’t be long before these gals give up singing and join Michael Moore on the road for his next “Great Slacker Uprising”.