THE TRUTH: I am not a fan of Dinesh D’Souza. I think he comes across as a far rightwinger, and I worry that his prominence via this movie will turn off independent voters. I hope I’m wrong. But I’m one of those indepedents and he
makes my skin crawl. There. I said it. UPDATE: You’ve all convinced me, and I stand corrected. Besides, I signed up for the movie’s Twitter account and the first Tweet I got was Andrea Tantaros’s op-ed in the NY Daily News on Obama’s relentless negativity. Tantaros! And her writing! I am impressed, @2016themovie, and I retweeted you.
However, I am blown away. Not since Fahrenheit 911 has a political documentary gone so viral. When 911 came to town, there were lines ’round the block every night. People came from 50-100 miles away to see 911. The downtown theater (later made so famous in the Twilight series that teary-eyed tourists came from JAPAN to see the movie in that dump). As of 2003, the theater hadn’t gotten a new sound or projection system, or been cleaned, in 40 to 50 years. The projecter broke down, we couldn’t hear the dialogue, and it was so dusty, I couldn’t stop sneezing and had to leave. (No, I wasn’t allergic to Michael Moore; it was 2003, eons ago politically.)
From Deadline | Hollwyood‘s article, “Anti-Obama Movie Stuns Hollywood For #3; Other Newcomers & Holdovers Weak Friday; Only ‘The Expendables 2′ Can Break $10M”:
[On August 25, 2012] The Expendables 2 will finish in first place … [then] Universal’s The Bourne Legacy … and the Rocky Mountain Pictures’ documentary 2016 Obama’s America in third place after starting out Friday #1. That’s stunning because it’s playing in a 1/3 less theaters across North America than [wide release actioners].
Here’s the movie’s trailer:
More goodies at the film site include the Press Kit (PDF).