I contacted the Clearview Cinema on Main St. in Port Washington when I saw they were showing in the afternoon and early evening the documentary "2016: Obama's America" by writer Dinesh D'Souza.
The person I spoke to at Clearview Main St. said the film is not a film that shows the president in a good light and no, they have no other film scheduled to balance or rebut this film. I asked for corporate numbers, called, got a nice person who directed my call to someone who did not answer, and I left a message on voice mail. Didn't hear back so I called twice and no one answered.
I watched the trailers of this documentary and read a few reviews, and watched a Youtube Fox interview with Mr. D’Souza. The documentary seemed to have all the hazy, innuendo rich, conspiracy theories, etc., and, frankly, looked poorly made. It claims to have been based on President Obama’s memoir "Dreams of My Father" and Mr. D’Souza’s books.
At first I was concerned as to whether Clearview, the company, was making a political statement by showing this film and offering nothing to counter it. What I found truly disturbing is that this film is clearly negative propaganda about one person in this country who is running for political office. This is a commercial movie house, not a specialty/art house, a movie house where I took my kids to see "Shrek" among other films.
Do I have to look forward to future election seasons seeing propaganda films, negative or positive, playing at this movie house or other commercial movie houses? It also makes me wonder with all the money in our political system is someone paying to have it be in commercial movie houses? Yikes!
Here’s the link to Rottentomatoes you might want to check out for information about the 2016: Obama’s America :http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/2016_obamas_america/
Nadine Connors Genova