Documentary Will Tell You How Obama Will Destroy the World if Re-elected -- Bring Popcorn!
Houston audiences will have a chance Thursday to see what will become of the world if Obama is re-elected, with the premiere of the documentary 2016: Obama's America. Hint: it's not good.
That's according to the filmmaker, Dinesh D'Souza, whose bestselling book, The Roots of Obama's Rage, serves as the film's basis. The movie's big selling point so far is its inclusion of D'Souza's interview with Obama's half-brother George, who lives in Kenya and who D'Souza calls the "rebel" and "black sheep" of the Obama family.
One of our favorite talk-show hosts, Michael Berry, will emcee the premiere, at Edward's Marquee Stadium 23, 7 p.m. D'Souza and producer Gerald Molen will be there for a Q&A session.
With help from Molen, the Oscar-winning producer of Schindler's List and Jurassic Park -- as well as other pictures not involving Nazis or dinosaurs -- the film portrays Obama (Barry, not George) as a man infused with the "radical, anti-colonial views of a father he barely knew, and a circle of intellectual radicals whose singular goal has been to diminish America's influence in the world," according to a press release. (The press release was silent on whether the movie shows Obama setting the Bible on fire while chanting "Allahu Ackbar!, but since that's how he rolls, we're guessing that footage is in there).
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But, according to the website, it's not a pedestrian, talking-head-laden documentary: It's "immersed in exotic locales across four continents," and we get to watch as D'Souza "races against time to find answers to Obama's past and reveal where America will be in 2016....The journey moves quickly over the arc of the old colonial empires, into America's empire of liberty, and we see the unfolding realignment of nations and the shape of the global future."
Yes, you read that correctly: "empire of liberty." Whoever came up with that needs to win some kind of award and have a statue erected in their honor. Actually, two statues, high-fiving, because that's just the most awesome fucking phrase ever. But we digress.
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