Wednesday, June 16, 2004

The Hunting Of The President 

"Fahrenheit 9/11" isn't the only film coming out that trashes certain right wing fanatics...

A thousand show up for Clinton film debut

June 16, 2004 | LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- More than a thousand people turned out Tuesday night for the world premiere of "The Hunting of the President," a film claiming to expose "the 10-year campaign to destroy Bill Clinton."

The 90-minute documentary re-creates interviews conducted for the best-selling book of the same name by Joe Conason and Gene Lyons. Rough versions have already played at four film festivals.

The first public showing, at $50 a ticket -- with the proceeds going to a couple of Arkansas-based charities -- drew a large crowd to a ballroom at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, a short walk from where Clinton celebrated his two presidential election victories. It is also next door to the Peabody Hotel, formerly the Excelsior, where Clinton accuser Paula Jones said he harassed her when he was governor.

I met and discussed this movie with Joe Conason in Washington, D.C. a little over two years ago. I never thought it would get distribution; I'm still not sure if it has. It's only playing one-night-stands here and there. I was skeptical.

But at least it's had its premiere, which is more than I can say for MY movie!


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