"WHY aren't we Americans allowed to see Fahenheit 9/11 ????

  1. I feel like I'm living in Communist Russia or Communist China!
    Where's all the democracy ?
    Where's my freedom?

    Michael Moore's movie won top honors this past weekend at the Canne Film Festival, and we Americans are not allowed to see it. !

    Europeans and other countries have it....

    Where is the American howl of protest?
  2. 35 Comments

  3. by   2ndCareerRN
    Who says you are not allowed to see it?

    It will be bought and distributed in the US. If there is money to be made, people will be there to make it. With Michael Moore at the top of the pile.

  4. by   Mkue
    Moore won in France, and yah Bob is right, it will be shown all over and a huge amount of money will be made. So no need to worry.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Ah, don't worry, Michael Moore will get his money. So people in the US will be allowed to see that to make it happen.
  6. by   Rustyhammer
    I'm just wondering if it will be distributed before or after the election.
    It might be easy to sit on this for a few extra months if you have an election to lose and just happen to be sleeping with Disney.
  7. by   2ndCareerRN
    Perhaps he has trouble getting a distributor because his credibility sucks? Just a thought.

    Through the use of editing and staged situations his movies have taken the term "documentary" and applied fiction to it.

    He knew over a year ago that Disney would not distribute the movie in the US. But, when the movie is done, he makes it sound as though it just happened. What a great way to get free publicity for your new movie.



  8. by   z's playa
    I'm not worried I won't get to see it. Us Canadians love controversy and are all for contemporary movies. I wouldn't be surprised if it gets released here before the States since we are the "neutral" party so to speak with no Presidential ties to this doc.

    Moore even wore a Made in Canada ball cap to the Festival

    Either way can't wait
  9. by   adrienurse
    It's already in the threatres in Canada -- even here out in the bush. If it's not being shown in the states, there's a reason for it. American movies are always distributed in the states before here.
  10. by   z's playa
    I love my country. :kiss I" ll keep my eye out for it in the theatres.
  11. by   Ted
    Hey! I've been meaning to go to Montreal anyhow. It's a lovely city! If the money and wife are willing, I'm going to try to take a couple of days and visit it. Montreal is well worth a 5 hour car ride!

    And I guess I will also take in a movie one night, too, while visiting one of my favorite cities!


    Last edit by Ted on May 25, '04
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    it's only 3 hours to vancouver, BC from me!!! but IF I go there, it will be for more than a movie rofl.
  13. by   passing thru
    Don't forget................
    ..this thread is not about Michael Moore...........or his movie.....

    it's about goverrnment interference and censorship, the brother's Bush...

    our loss of democratic rights.....................

    about restrictions/
    about denying each of us a choice...........

    it's basic communism.....

    the government decides what you will read---
    see -----
  14. by   Tweety
    I'm not sure the government censored it and isn't allowing it to be shown. I think the distributors caved in to pressure.

    Remember it isn't always politically correct to Bush or Republican bash. Remember the Dixie Chicks, remember the movie Regan got taken off of network TV. There are a lot of republicans in this country.

    Perhaps the distributors are trying to show respect and put it out after the elections. But I think the distributors are acting freely in the decision to not show it, rather than a mandate from the government. Maybe they just don't want to face the republican conservative backlash through boycotts and whatever.

    Plus in reality while profitable it probably isn't going to make millions of dollars like Shrek2. They aren't taking any risks right now. I think that sucks.