The Hollywood Reporter reports that two attorneys have formed a new film festival that will will be the anti-Fahrenheit 9/11, with a focus on screening films “which promote traditional American values.” The American Film Renaissance is scheduled for Sept 9-11 in Dallas, TX and will screen around 2 dozen films, including Michael Moore Hates America, where filmmaker Michael Wilson turns the tables on Moore (watch the trailer here.) Another anti-Moore film screening is Michael & Me, made by talk-radio host Larry Elder that is a defense of gun ownership and attacks Bowling for Columbine.
Festival co-founders Jim and Ellen Hubbard founded the festival to be a “forum in the country where conservative filmmakers will be able to present, and filmgoers will be able to view, movies dedicated to celebrating pro-American values, messages and themes.” They are against hassling exhibitors to not screen Fahrenheit 9/11, instead promoting conservatives to make their own films.
“Boycott efforts, like the one from the group MoveAmericaForward.org that is asking exhibitors not to show Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11,” “are for the weak,” Hubbard said. “We want everyone to see Michael Moore’s film,” he said. “We also want everyone to see ‘Michael Moore Hates America.’ Conservatives complain about institutional bias in Hollywood. They need to stop whining and get out there and produce.”