Thursday, February 23, 2006
Life Imitating Art Dept.
Michael Winterbottom's explosive new film The Road To Guantanamo was a big favorite at the Berlin Film Festival and is sure to garner huge attention around the world. Obviously, the film does not put Bush or Blair in a kind light. In a remarkably inept move, authorities at a UK airport detained and questioned the actors who starred in the film (most of whom of course would raise bells if you were racially profiling). But this wasn't an ironic, unintentional incident. it was intimidation. One cop asked an actor if he planned to make any more "political" films. Lovely.