Lionsgate to Distribute Dinesh D'Souza's 'America'
UPDATED: The company that helped "Fahrenheit 9/11" from progressive Michael Moore become a smash hit will try to do likewise for conservative D'Souza's follow-up to "2016: Obama's America."
Lionsgate will distribute Dinesh D'Souza's next movie, which opens wide July 2 after a limited release June 27, insiders said Tuesday.
The movie, originally called America though now called America: Imagine a World Without Her, was set for wide release on July 4 to take advantage of Independence Day, though Lionsgate moved the date up two days, insiders say.
America is the follow-up to the right-leaning 2016: Obama's America, which is the second-most-successful political documentary in U.S. history after 2004's Fahrenheit 9/11, the left-leaning Michael Moore film also distributed by Lionsgate.
In America, D'Souza explores the most prominent complaints -- usually emanating from the political left -- about the U.S. and, judging from several trailers and clips from the film available online, finds them wanting.
Liberals who appear in the film include Ward Churchill, Alan Dershowitz, Noam Chomsky, Bill Ayers, Michael Eric Dyson and Charles Truxillo.
In one clip from what will no doubt be a controversial film, Truxillo -- a leading progressive voice on the topic of immigration -- says that those who immigrate to the U.S. "don't have the all-consuming desire to lose their identities anymore. For what? What are you losing it for? You want to become like what? The white brats in the mall?"
See the clip below.
In a trailer, George Washington is shot dead in battle for a scene that imagines the rebels lost the Revolutionary War and therefore the U.S. never existed.
Representatives of America and Lionsgate did not respond to requests for comment.