Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Control Room

This flick sounds really good. Ebert's review here and a bunch of other reviews from IMDB here. Saw a bunch of disinformation about when and where it's going to open, but it seems like Michael Moore's flick has really heated things up and now Control Room is going to open in DC this Friday, June 18. Nice!

I found this out from the Control Room 'Screenings' link, and just verified it with Landmark E Street Cinema. To get to talk to a human at the theatre you have to listen to the entire movie listing first - which is horric - you can't #-out ('pound-out') or 0-out (press zero) to get out of the incredibly long recording. The number you eventually get sent me to a friendly enough person, but I still wasn't happy about having to wait so long to get a damn phone number. Anyways, the direct-to-human phone number is 202-783-9494. And no, it's not available via 411.

The movie is a documentary about al-Jazeera coverage during the Iraq War. It shows how both al-Jazeera and the American television stations can be propaganda outlets, and how al-Jazeera often is more fair than the U.S.-based networks. I can't wait to see the scene showing the staged toppling of Saddam's statue. Great stuff!

UPDATE: WaPost has a review.

UPDATE: It was good. Not great, but good. Some very funny parts. Worth seeing.

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