Moore Festival Ignores Jesus Camp Requests

The organisers of MICHAEL MOORE's Michigan film festival have ignored pleas from the distributors of JESUS CAMP to withdraw the upcoming movie from the event, over fears the film would be tainted by Moore's anti-conservative views. The Oscar-winning film-maker is well know for his negative views on US President GEORGE W BUSH and his government thanks to mega-hit documentaries BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE and FAHRENHEIT 9/11. Moore is screening HEIDI EWING and RACHEL GRADY's documentary Jesus Camp - about a summer camp for born-again Christian children - at his annual Traverse City Michigan Film Festival today (04AUG06) and tomorrow (05AUG06). However, distributors Magnolia Films, who acquired the North American rights to the movie last week (ends28JUL06), believe Moore's association with the movie would hurt audience figures among conservative audiences. Magnolia Films president EAMONN BOWLES says, "The reality of the world we live in today is that if Michael Moore endorses it, tens of millions will automatically reject it." Jesus Camp producers gave the festival's organisers permission to screen the film weeks before their deal with Magnolia and a festival spokesman has confirmed the screenings will still take place.


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