‘Michael and Me’ to debut at film festival

By WND Staff

Several films, including two targeting leftist filmmaker Michael Moore, will make their world debuts this month at the American Film Renaissance festival in Dallas.

Taking place Sept. 10-12, the festival aims to screen pro-America, patriotic documentaries and serve as an alternative to the Sundance and Cannes festivals.

“Michael and Me” and “Michael Moore Hates America” will both premiere in Dallas as filmmakers take aim at the Bush-bashing director whose “Fahrenheit 9/11” paint the president as a liar and a dolt.

WND columnist Larry Elder offers his “Michael and Me” to rebut Moore’s anti-gun film “Bowling for Columbine.” Elder’s film will combat what he calls “deceit, half-truths and distortions” Moore presents in his documentary.

The other film that takes on Moore directly is “Michael Moore Hates America.” Created by filmmaker Michael Wilson, the documentary promises to “challenges Mr. Moore’s radical left-wing propaganda.” Wilson analyzes not only Moore and his methods but presents an America starkly different than Moore’s.

The director calls the film “a journey across the nation where we meet celebrities, scholars and average folks alike. … We find out whether the American Dream is still alive!”

Also debuting at the American Film Renaissance festival is “Beyond the Passion of the Christ: The Impact,” which uncovers the stories and controversies behind Mel Gibson’s mega-hit.

Another film, “Covering Cuba 3,” about the media’s portrayal of Cuban-Americans during the Elian Gonzalez controversy, will debut at the event after having been refused a screening by the federally subsidized American Film Institute. According to director, Agustin Blazquez, the AFI found the documentary “too controversial,” though the AFI chose to screen Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11.”

Fresh from its showing at the Republican National Convention, the film ” George W. Bush: Faith in the White House” also will be featured at the festival. It’s a 70-minute examination of the president’s personal practice of Christianity.

WorldNetDaily is the Internet sponsor of the American Film Renaissance festival.

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