Fahrenheit 9/11 & Control Room

Fahrenheit 9/11 & Control Room

When Cannes bestowed the Palme d’Or on Fahrenheit 9/11 last May, it wasn’t all that surprising, a political paint bomb lobbed from Europe toward the White House. But the question remained, how would the film play in Peoria? To packed houses, we know now. Fahrenheit opened on 868 screens in June-unheard of for a documentary-then spread to twice that many on the 4th of July weekend, bringing Michael Moore’s brand of political fireworks...

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Rand Richards Cooper, one of Commonweal's film critics, is the author of two works of fiction, The Last To Go and Big as Life.