MEDIA ALERT: Conservative filmmaker in town for FreeCapitalismNow.com
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER
WHAT: Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza visits Chicago for a VIP film screening and audience Q&A about his hit film “2016: Obama’sAmerica.”
The D’Souza event is being hosted by Chicago-based FreeCapitalismNow.com.
Chicago may be the President’s adopted hometown but how many Chicagoans know the real Barack Obama? I am coming to help Chicagoans get the side of the story that has been hidden from them for the last four years,” says D’Souza.
“Everyone – especially Chicagoans – need to see this film,” says William Kelly, Chairman of FreeCapitalismNow.com.
The surprise hit film broke the $30 million mark last weekend and has now surpassed Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” and three of Michael Moore’s films – making it the second largest political documentary of all time.
William J. Kelly is the Chairman of FreeCapitalismNow.com, which has launched a PSA campaign to promote capitalism. He is the founder of an Emmy award-winning TV production house and was a former statewide candidate for Illinois comptroller in 2010.
Kelly is available for comment today. Please contact Laura at (312) 768-8683 to schedule.
WHERE: Gene Siskel FilmCenter
164 N. State Street
WHEN: September 22, 2012
10:30 AM – doors open
10:30/10:40AM – press availability/statement
11:15/11:30 AM introduction and film screening
CONTACT: Laura Grock
(ph) (312) 768-8683
For more information or to purchase tickets for the special screening with Dinesh D’Souza, visit www.freecapitalismnow.com.
“I am coming to help Chicagoans get the side of the story that has been hidden from them for the last four years.”
–‘2016: Obama’s America’ filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza
September 13, 2012, Chicago, Illinois– Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza will be in Chicagofor a special screening and Q&A about his controversial box-office smash, “2016: Obama’s America.” The event is being hosted by FreeCapitalismNow.com at the Gene Siskel Film Center on September 22nd.
After traveling to exotic locales in Kenya,Indonesia, and Hawaii to uncover Barack Obama’s past, D’Souza finds it fitting to be visiting the President’s adopted hometown and political breeding ground.
“FreeCapitalismNow.com has invited me to come to Chicago for a special screening of my film, ‘2016: Obama’s America,’” D’Souza said. “Chicago may be the President’s adopted hometown but how many Chicagoans know the real Barack Obama? I am coming to help Chicagoans get the side of the story that has been hidden from them for the last four years.”
“Everyone – especially Chicagoans – need to see this film,” says William J. Kelly, Chairman of FreeCapitalismNow.com. “Love him or hate him, discovering Barack Obama’s influences is key to understanding where we are now as a country and where we might be heading. We should never be afraid to question or learn more about our political leaders. That is what America is about.”
2016: Obama’s America has struck a chord. The film took in $3.2 million at the box office last weekend for a total of $26 million to become the second highest all-time political documentary, passing Michael Moore’s Sicko and Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.
The film’s unexpected box-office success prompted the Obama campaign to issue a statement attacking the film.
At the screening, Chicagoans will have an opportunity to ask D’Souza questions about the film and other aspects of the President’s past. The Q&A will be filmed for an episode of “America’s Instant Townhall,” which is hosted by Kelly, a producer of Emmy award-winning TV. The episode will broadcast in fall 2012.
Kelly says that the violence in the Middle East will be part of the discussion. The President’s economic worldview will be another.
FreeCapitalismNow.com is behind a national advertising campaign to counter the attacks on America’s capitalist system. For more information or to purchase tickets for the special screening with Dinesh D’Souza, visit www.freecapitalismnow.com.