Anti-Obama Documentary May Not Be Screened in D.C. Despite Big Opening
When the film 2016: Obama’s America opened in a single theater in Houston, Texas this past weekend, it grossed an unexpected $31,610 from a single screen, beating per-theater averages of past presidential documentaries such as Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that 200 people were turned away from the screening, even after theater management switched to a larger room than once planned. Some moviegoers waited 90 minutes to meet the filmmakers,
Despite its big opening, the anti-Obama documentary may not show in the nation’s capital.
A spokesman for conservative author Dinesh D’Souza, whose book The Roots of Obama’s Rage is the basis of the film, told Whispers the film is likely to show in Fairfax and Fredricksburg in Virginia, and in Bowie and Germantown in Maryland, but that the public release on July 27 doesn’t include a theater within the District borders.