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.)

Now, to see Obama’s America? It’s not at the dump and we’d have to drive 75 miles. (For your options, see IMDb or the film’s list.)

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).