Theaters afraid to play assassination movie
With the new independent feature, “Death of a President”, about to be released, some major chains are starting to claim they won’t play the film. The controversial film that depicts a fictional assassination of President Bush was a hit at the Toronto Film Festival but not a favorite of Regal and Cinemark.
Yes. Absolutely. I believe the theater groups have the right to choose which films they will and will not show.
I find it a tad ironic that Regal and Cinemark are kicking up such a storm about this film, because films of this sort of caliber, of this, rather of this budget — and it’s made for British television — don’t normally show in multiplexes anyway.
Fox News has the full interview with the writer from Time Out Chicago on their site.
Since we discussed people’s thoughts on a theater holding back films based on supposed quality last week, how about people sound off on their thoughts regarding a chain holding back a film based on content.