by Jon Ham
Vice President and Publisher Carolina Journal
Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary “2016: Obama’s America” began it’s film life in only 169 theaters across the country. Despite that, it’s already No. 12 on the all-time list of highest-grossing of political documentaries. It’s a film based on the premise of D’Souza’s bestseller, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, which asserts that what motivates Obama is anti-colonialism and a desire to see the United States brought down a few pegs in relation to the world’s less affluent and less powerful nations.
Get ready for it to make an assault on the No. 1 spot. It’s opening in more than 1,000 theaters later this week, including, finally, in the Triangle. If you want a list of the North Carolina locations, here it is.
Meanwhile, there is conspiracy talk buzzing regarding what some charge is a blackout on the most-used movie sites:
The documentary “2016: Obama’s America,” which paints a bleak picture of the world should President Obama be re-elected, has been in theaters for a couple of months. But Yahoo! Movies, one of the biggest online movie listings sites, does not list its theaters or showtimes
While its easy to find out when and where the likes of “Expendables 2” and “Sparkle” are playing, in addition to independent films like “Sleepwalk With Me,” there are no listings for the Dinesh D’Souza-directed “2016.” In fact, Yahoo! Movies appears not to have the documentary listed in its database at all.
Here’s the official trailer: