Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Death Becomes Bush
Was The Headiline
A new film depicting the assassination of George Bush is proving to be successful. Death of a President, opened to a warm reception at the Toronto international film festival on Sunday and US distribution rights are sold.
The movie opens with demonstrations against Bush as he visits Chicago in 2007. He is shot by a sniper in a nearby building as he leaves a hotel. "President" Dick Cheney delivers a flowery eulogy at the funeral. A police hunt leads to the arrest of a Palestinian man on dubious evidence, who is later convicted and imprisoned even as the facts point to another person.
The film's director said "The audience reaction was very good." The movie is due to run on Britain’s More4 channel and will probably be shown widely in the US.
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