Monday, August 1, 2016

Conservative Documentary Filmmaker Gaining An Audience

By Boston Globe, July 31, 2016 

Have political documentaries, once considered a liberal monopoly, now shifted to the right? Or, as Tom Brueggemann puts it in his recent article on the website, has Dinesh D’Souza become the new Michael Moore?

So far this year the top doc at the box office has been D’Souza’s “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party,” released July 22. It placed ninth on the top 10, already pulling in $4.6 million. His previous film, “2016: Obama’s America” (2012), grossed $33.4 million. Though these figures don’t approach the biggest hauls of Moore’s 27-year career — “Fahrenheit 911” (2004) remains the highest grossing documentary of all time, earning $119 million — they dwarf the meager $3.8 million that Moore’s latest release, “Where to Invade Next”(2015), has earned so far.

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