Gun rights activist and video blogger Colion Noir responds to an anti-gun “March For Our Lives,” commercial. Nicely done. More of his videos can be found on his youtube page.
The new Chappaquiddick film, which relates the notorious “Chappaquiddick Incident,” as the press politely refers to it, will hit theaters on April 6, 2018. A second trailer for the film was just released.
According to Variety, the film pulls no punches. “The film says that what happened at Chappaquiddick was even worse than we think. Kopechne’s body was found in a position that implied that she was struggling to keep her head out of the water. And what the film suggests is that once the car turned upside down, she didn’t die; she was alive and then drowned, after a period of time, as the water seeped in. This makes Edward Kennedy’s decision not to report the crime a clear-cut act of criminal negligence — but in spirit (if not legally), it renders it something closer to an act of killing.” I hope the role of the press in covering for Kennedy all these years is part of the story; that too deserves a telling.
A former housekeeper who scraped up enough money to buy a house in Indio, CA is being scammed by the local government, forced to pay nearly $6,000 in attorneys fees to a private law firm just to resolve a $225 ticket. The Institute for Justice is fighting back, and has just launched a lawsuit to challenge California cities’ unconstitutional for-profit prosecution scheme.
Per the Rolling Stone, “Here’s a film so deadly dull that even Mirren can’t keep you awake. In lieu of suspense or tension, what we have instead is a fright-free fiasco that earnestly preaches gun control.” The current Rotten Tomatoes critic’s score for the film is a dismal 13%.
Pad Man is a new film out of India that tells the true story of an inventor who overcame all obstacles to create low cost sanitary napkins for India’s poor. The trailer has no English subtitles, but you get the gist. The film is in theaters now. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 100% critic score and 89% audience score.
The theatrical release of the new film Little Pink House begins on April 15th, and spreads to major cities on April 20th. Currently scheduled showings include:
New London, CT. Special Screening: Garden Arts Center
New York: AMC Empire 25, Village East Cinema
Santa Monica: Laemmle Monica Film Center
Pasadena: Laemmle Playhouse 7
San Francisco: details coming soon
Berkeley: Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
Atlanta: Landmark Midtown Art Center
Newport Beach, CA. Special Screening 7:30pm: Buy tickets now
April 27 – May 3:
Philadelphia: Landmark Ritz East
Anchorage, AK. Special Screening 6:30pm: Buy tickets now
May 4 -10:
Boston: Landmark Kendall Square Cinema
San Diego: Landmark Ken Cinema
Denver: details coming soon
Dallas: Landmark Magnolia Theater
Pittsburgh: AMC Waterfront 22
Phoenix: Harkins Shea 14
Monterey, CA. Special Screening
Little Pink House — the story of Susan Kelo, a small-town nurse who fought against the eminent domain seizure of her home — has been touring film festivals throughout 2017 and has won several awards. More on the film here.
Additional showings can be arranged via Tugg.com, a service that enables ordinary people to show films in theaters if they can generate sufficient local demand. This could work well for libertarian groups with established email lists.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s the very first James O’Keefe video, in which a young O’Keefe persuaded university administrator to ban Lucky Charms as “offensive to Irish.” He went on to create Project Veritas, which produces undercover videos on corruption and left-wing political bias.
Reason selects five film “great libertarian movies that showcase individualism, innovation, and anti-statism, all while making us laugh and cry.”
The 2018 Anthem Film Festival — the annual screening of the latest libertarian films and documentaries — will be held at the Paris Resort, Las Vegas, July 11-14. It is part of the larger FreedomFest event. You may purchase registration here.
This once-a-year event is the world’s biggest libertarian film festival, and features narrative films as well as documentaries and short films. Per the festival’s website, “Anthem is part of FreedomFest, where each year over 2,500 people and 250 speakers meet for a multi-national conference of ideas. We invite the best and brightest thought leaders to address us about geo-politics & finance, history & philosophy, science & technology, art & literature, healthy living – and movies, of course!”
Not sure if it’s your thing? Check out this running list of films and documentaries featured at the festival in the past.