Box Office: D’Souza Conpared to Schindler at ‘Hillary’s America’ Screening
Gerald Molen, the Academy Award winning producer of Schindler’s List, at a screening of a film slamming Hillary Clinton, compared conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza to Oskar Schindler, the protagonist in the Steven Spielberg-directed film about a man who save Jews during the Holocaust.
“Years ago, I had the honor of working on a film that told the story of a man, one man, a single man, who made a difference in the lives of about 1,100 people. His name was Oskar Schindler,” Molen told 2,200 people at the Republican National Convention premiere of Hillary’s America in Cleveland, OH, Sunday night.
“Tonight, I’m sharing the stage with another man who is making a difference in this country. The film you’re about to see will open the eyes of a lot of people,” said Mr. Molen, who executive produced Hillary’s America, which stars and was written by Mr. D’Souza.
Mr. D’Souza had a West Coast premiere of Hillary’s America last week at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Sunday night’s affair, at the historic Connor Palace in Cleveland ahead of the GOP convention was more intense, since it was populate by Republican delegates.
At Sunday’s premiere, in fact, the delegates treated Mr. D’Souza like a Rock Star, appropriate, since the theater is right down the block from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
“We wanted to come out strong and early,” Mr. D’Souza told THR. “It’s a very infectious movie. It can play an important role in uniting the Republican party and make the case against not just Hillary Clinton but the Democrats, too.”
At Sunday night’s RNC Premiere of the film, the Gatlin Brothers also played a short set. Larry Gatlin wrote and performed a song for the documentary.
“Hillary Clinton’s a criminal, whether she’s been thrown in jail or not,” Larry Gatlin said. “When Dinesh asked me to be a part of this movie, I asked him where I should stand and when I should start singing. It took me about 15 mins to write the song, because there’s a whole lot of information about Hillary and the Democrats out there.”
The movie was screened for more than 2,200 people in Cleveland ahead of the Republican National Convention which opens Monday.
Hillary’s America open nationally on Friday, 22 July, this is a not to miss film.
Woody Allen is once again enjoying early box-office success.
His newest film, Cafe Society debuted to $355,000 from 5 theaters in Los Angeles and New York over the weekend for a screen average of $71,000, the top number of any film this year and his personal box office best as a director since Blue Jasmine in Y 2013.
Cafe Society is being helped by strong reviews.
The period romantic comedy boasts a 78% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Mr. Allen’s highest since Blue Jasmine with a 91% rating.
Allen’s love letter to old Hollywood made its world premiere in May at the Cannes Film Festival.