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Movie seeks president's real roots
Posted By Anita Crane On 06/22/2012 @ 8:41 pm In Faith,Front Page,Politics,U.S. | No Comments
As Barack Obama intensifies his re-election campaign by granting illegal aliens amnesty, endorsing “gay marriage” and even producing a White House commercial for the nation’s largest abortion business, there’s a new movie coming that digs into his real roots.
“2016: Obama’s America” is coming from Gerald Molen, the Academy Award-winning producer of “Schindler’s List,” whose new project is based on Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage.”
Molen has worked in many roles in the film industry and is a producer of box office hits. For years he worked closely with Steven Spielberg, producing his movies “Hook” (1991), “Schindler’s List” (1993), “Jurassic Park” (1993), “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” (1997) and “Minority Report” (2002).
Molen, married 58 years to his wife, Patricia, is the great-grandfather of six who recently made news after driving 90 minutes to a Montana public high school where he was scheduled to deliver the commencement address free of charge.
“Recently I was invited to speak to the Ronan High School seniors. After three weeks of preparation, research and re-write after re-write, I arrived at the appointed hour only to be told my talk had been canceled. The reason: ‘Some’ callers had informed the principal that they were concerned about the scheduled speaker being too right-wing or having an opinion that might be counter to theirs or some other lame excuse.”
In other words, since Molen is producing a feature that seeks answers on Obama’s mysterious past, as well as his presidential record, he was silenced.
In “2016: Obama’s America,” the filmmakers follow D’Souza tracing Obama’s roots and digging into the reasons for his mindset. They examine Obama’s agenda and present the potential consequences to all Americans, should Obama be re-elected.
Sgt. Molen, who served as a U.S. Marine after graduating high school (1953-56), explained some of the many reasons why he was compelled to make “2016″ with D’Souza.
“There’s too much that’s not known about Obama – I think the American people deserve to know a little more about our president,” said Molen.
He suggested there are parallels to the public school principal silencing him and mainstream media failing to serve the American people.
Molen said: “We’ve all talked about Obama’s education, but there’s no transcripts; there’s no scholarly papers; there’s no grades – and [before Obama] the media was going after George W. Bush about his schooling and his grades. And the same with John Kerry. But nothing on Obama. Supposedly all that information is sealed off.
“I was deeply offended as an American when President Obama first took office and one of the first things he did as an official act was return the bust of Winston Churchill to England because, for some reason, he didn’t like it. I just felt it wasn’t his place to do that. It was a gift to the American people after 9/11 and he could’ve had it put into a warehouse someplace, but sending it back to England was an affront to me, to the American people and to England.
“There are so many things like that. So I read Dinesh D’Souza’s book ‘The Roots of Obama’s Rage,’ and then Dinesh and I teamed up on this thing with some other great people and we just want to get the story out there out on what we feel America will look like in 2016 if, in fact, President Obama gets elected into a second term.”
Molen’s in-depth research on “Schindler’s List” also helped him decide to make “2016.” After all, people of goodwill must know history to avoid loss of liberty and further tragedy, and he had discovered that many history books reduced the Nazi holocaust to a merely paragraph, if they mentioned it at all.
Now, as Americans and billions of people around the world suffer many crises, Molen believes he shouldn’t neglect the opportunity to open the eyes of American voters.
As he put it: “At least ‘Schindler’s List’ kind of opened the floodgates and got the information out.”
Obama’s re-election efforts develop day-by-day, and Molen explained, “We’re doing some re-editing on it. We’re more concerned about having it right and it’s being updated all the time.”
Therefore, he plans to release “2016″ in July, at the earliest, or in August, before the two major political conventions. The Republican National Convention takes place first, Aug. 27, and the Democratic National Convention begins Sept. 3.
D’Souza, president of The King’s College in New York City, considers the American dream as an immigrant. He moved to the United States from India to attend Dartmouth College. After graduation, he worked in the Reagan White House as a policy analyst then became a successful political commentator and bestselling author.
When D’Souza spoke about the film at CPAC 2012, a trailer was played before he took the stage:
Molen discussed his hopes for the independent film, which must compete with this summer’s Hollywood releases.
On that note, Spielberg has given $100,000 to a pro-Obama political action committee, $35,800 to the Obama Victory Fund 2012 and, as Bloomberg Businessweek revealed, he advised the Obama re-election campaign to attack GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney’s work at Bain Capital.
So WND asked Molen if he hopes Spielberg and other Obama supporters in Hollywood will see “2016: Obama’s America.” Molen laughed and said, “I would love them to see the film. Of course!
“But Anita, that’s the beautiful thing about America. Spielberg and his other cohorts in Hollywood have the right and can contribute to who they like, in this case, Obama,” he said. “I also have that same right, and I can contribute my time or my money to the opposing group. It’s either Obama or Romney. I’ll take Romney.”
Already this year, Americans have flocked to indie films about the rights to life and liberty. The films include “Act of Valor,” the drama about Navy SEALs; the pro-life movie “October Baby”; and “For Greater Glory,” the true story of Mexican Christians rising up against murderous Marxists.
All were in the Top 10 on their opening weekends and continued earning millions thereafter. Even Kirk Cameron’s historical documentary, “Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure,”grossed $1.23 million the night of its premier.
Does the success of these films indicate demand for “2016: Obama’s America”?
Molen said he hopes so.
“I’m more concerned about my grandchildren and my great grandchildren, and about the future that they’re gonna have, the indebtedness. I’m very much pro-life, and I just want to see us get back to sanity in this country.”
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