The film carefully examines the divisive nature of politics in an overwhelmingly conservative mid-western community. In September 2004, the student body representatives of Utah Valley State College invited controversial filmmaker Michael Moore to speak on campus two weeks before the Presidential election. An unanticipated uproar from the students and community ensued. Moore protestors claimed university funds should not pay for Moore's visit, while those in support of Moore fought to defend free speech. A community once considered politically passive was stirred to action, and the conflict played out in the media and several public forums. Those opposed to Moore's visit, in an effort to have the invitation rescinded, resorted to death threats, petitions, law suits, and bribery. Moore supporters, living in the high concentrate of Mormon conservatism, struggled to be heard, to defend new ideas, and to keep plans for his visit on track. Steven Greenstreet, the film's director, tracks the...
Death Threats, Bribery, and Family Values.
22 July 2005 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $1,735,
24 July 2005, Limited Release
Gross USA: $4,255
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Filmmakers edited 76 hours of raw footage down to its final running time of 88 minutes. See more
Is Michael Moore a filmmaker?
He makes documentaries.
Oh, you think so? And a documentary means what to you?
It's means an objective view point...
Really? There's no such thing as an objective view point, my friend! Wake up! Wake up!
There's no such thing as an objective view point?
There's no such thing... I'll say it.
[Turns to camera lens
. There's no such thing as an objective view point! We all see things through filters! Filters!
References Blue Velvet
This Land Is Your Land
Written by Woody Guthrie
Performed by The Utah County Swillers and Steven Greenstreet See more