by Shannonn Kelly
With all our Democratic leanings one would think we’d be hitting the theaters in droves to see “the other side of the story” when it comes to war in Iraq.
But it’s just the opposite when Hollywood looks at the latest figures for their A-list cast films that focus on Iraq:
- “Rendition” with Jake Rendition and Reese Witherspoon -$10 million
- “In the Valley of Elah” starring Tommy Lee Jone and Charlize Theron -$7 million
- “The Kingdom” starring Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner -47 Million
Those figures leaves Hollywood and the film distributors very worried about new releases such as “Lions for Lambs” directed by Robert Redford starring Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep and Redford.
Here at ReelHeART our odds on favorite for the film to be seen and to reap ticket sales well over it’s production budget is Brian De Palma’s Venice Film Festival winning film “Redacted”.
We think the story is hard-hitting and timely enough that despite its gut wrenching subject matter, it’s the “proven” film that movie-goers will want to see. Possibly if only for clarification of events surrounding this true life story of a 14 year old girl who was brutally raped and murdered by US soldiers.
If anything it’s the film you need to see before heading to the election polls-
Please go out to see and support “Redacted” if only because it’s extremely fact based. Something that De Palma himself is fighting against as he’s under constant pressure from his distributors to censor the “real life” events and perpetrators names and faces in his film.
To read more about “Hollywood Films Being A Casualty of War”, click here