Well I saw Farenheit 9/11 on Saturday during a matinee. The experience of seeing it on the big screen in Santa Cruz was so cool. It was nice to get out into my community and be around people who feel the same as I do (although, it really isn’t hard to find people who dislike Bush in California). It was interesting to hear the audience reaction to different scenes. There was one scene in particular that was really moving to myself, and apparently, the rest of the audience. The film crew was in a military hospital interviewing solders who had been wounded. It was so sad to see these poor guys. Many of them had limbs blow off. One guy was wrapped in bandages and and had his arms blown off up to his elbows and he mentioned that he could still feel his hands, and that they were in pain. One guy had severe nerve damage and said he was in constant pain. He said that he went into the war as a republican. He was all for the war and what he thought it stood for. But as he fought over there and came to the realization that the American people were duped into this war, he stated that he has reversed his position and that when he goes back home he will be heavily involved in the democratic party. That’s when everyone in the theater cheered 🙂 .
This movie was extremelly moving. It excels in the places where it really shows how horrible the Iraq war is. It shows us the innocent civilians who have died needlessly. It shows us the solders who are over there fighting and not knowing what they are fighting, and dying, for.
It was interesting to see the connections between the Saudi family and the Bush family and thier business connections. It raises some extremely interesting questions.
The information presented is not stuff that MM is just making up. This is stuff that has been reported in various news outlets over the past 4 years.
This is by far his best work to date. It is very polished and it certainly deserved his award at Cannes. In and of itself, it is just a great film. It is by far the best documentary I have ever seen. I would, and probably will, go see it again.
Go see this movie. Seriously. It DEFINATELY lives up to all of it’s hype. Hell, Fox News even praised it:
“It turns out to be a really brilliant piece of work, and a film that members of all political parties should see without fail. As much as some might try to marginalize this film as a screed against President George Bush, “F9/11″ is a tribute to patriotism, to the American sense of duty — and at the same time a indictment of stupidity and avarice.”
– Roger Friedman
Now go out and see it. You know you want to 😉