Monday, November 2, 2009

Obama... The Movie!

So by now, if you're not of a more liberal mindset, you're probably more than sick of the U.S.' current president. You don't like his jerk-off name, you don't like his jerk-off face, you don't like his jerk-off behavior, and you don't like him (to quote from a great scene in the Big Lebowski). Unfortunately for those who feel that way, the man will still be in office for another 3+ years and, probably even worse, he now has a feature length documentary on him airing on HBO Tuesday night.

Filmmakers Alicia Sams and Amy Rice' documentary By the People: The Election of Barack Obama follows the then-presidential hopeful as he campaigns for office. The two were inspired by Obama's speech to the Democratic National Convention in 2004, and with the help of actor Edward Norton (and no, the randomness of his involvement doe snot go unnoticed) were able to get unprecedented access for the entire campaign.

Now obviously, I doubt few anti-Obamaites will be watching the film on Tuesday, but before you go blasting this as another example of the media love fest for the president, it's important to note that the both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush also had feature length films about their campaigns (and both were ultimately positive in their representation!).

Check out the Associated Press' website for a pretty in depth article on the film or check out the HBO site for more info (like what time it will be airing in your area).

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