I just saw one of the most powerful movies that I have ever seen in my lifetime. I avoided the opening night crowds on Friday and the weekend, and met my wife after a doctor’s appointment for a 2pm show. 2pm on a Wednesday afternoon and it was totally filled (including the seats in the very front). If you haven’t guessed by now, I am talking about Fahrenheit 9/11.
If you have a right wing relative or loved one who proclaims it’s all propaganda, ask them if they’ve seen it. Ask them to see it and then discuss it with you. It is so easy to understand why it won the Palme D’Or at Cannes. It’s powerful, powerful film making.
There are times in which it seems to drag but that’s when we are being given dry information. So understand that I am not saying it is a perfect film, but it is extremely well done. Perhaps it is because I live in NYC, but one of the opening scene in which the audience is not shown the World Trade Center being hit, but hears all the sounds, is one of the most powerful moments in cinema.
If you have not seen it yet, run… very fast, to the nearest theater showing it. You won’t be sorry.