(Washington Times) Early in the 2012 campaign season, predictions were that a major film would reach theaters in the fall, shine a spotlight on one of the presidential candidates, and possibly influence the outcome of the election.

And that’s how it happened, except the movie wasn’t “Zero Dark Thirty,” the surefire Hollywood blockbuster about the killing of Osama bin Laden that Republicans feared would throw the election to President Obama. That film is now slated for wide release Dec. 19.

Instead, the movie at the center of this year’s presidential race is “2016: Obama’s America,” an upstart independent documentary by conservative author Dinesh D’Souza that has stunned the filmmaking world with its success.

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