big ups to moms for holding it down and keeping the damn dirty republicans in check. the new york times motherbitches! moms is famous.
Group Says Ads for 9/11 Film Violate Law
June 25, 2004
By FELICIA R. LEE
The bumpy ride into theaters for the Michael Moore
documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11” continued yesterday, as a
conservative group called for an investigation into whether
the television advertisements for the film violated the
campaign finance law.
And because of a technical error, the film, which is rated
R, was presented yesterday as being rated NC-17, which bars
viewers under 17, to thousands of callers to the 777-FILM
ticket service and users of Moviefone.com. Just three days
ago, the film’s distributor lost a battle to get the rating
changed to PG-13. The film opens nationwide today.
The ratings problem lasted about six hours, said John
Angelo, a spokesman for Moviefone.
Despite the ratings mix-up, the film has accounted for
about 40 percent of ticket sales, Mr. Angelo said. The
film, which critiques President Bush’s actions surrounding
the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is being marketed
as both entertaining and politically provocative. It has
generated intense mobilization on each side of the
So when Rona Shamoon, a lawyer who lives in Scarsdale,
N.Y., called 777-FILM and was told that “Fahrenheit 9/11”
was rated NC-17, “What went through my mind is, ‘Someone is
trying to keep people from seeing this film.’ “