Friday, March 03, 2006
With the Oscars on Sunday, my film recommendation is Eugene Jarecki's Why We Fight. It is a relatively well balanced look at the military industrial complex’s likely influential voice on defense policy. It is not a Mikey Moore dump on [fill in the blank] documentary. From listening to a Q&A session with Jarecki, it seems like the objective of the movie is to prompt discussion about the inherent struggle between capitalism and our representative form of government. By asking the question: do the business lobby’s interests coincide with the best interest of the majority of Americans? Jarecki could have made his point with examining the relationship between government policy and number of industries, but none, for many reasons, is as powerful as the topic of national defense.
Why We Fight is playing at the Roxy in Burlington, VT and Landmark in Kendall Square - both are great - or check out this link for a theater near you.
“I’m not permitted to discuss it,” manager Terry Francona said. “What is it, HIPPA? FEMA? Whatever it is, that’s the rules.” Speaking of FEMA, I guess Brownie didn’t do such a horrific job. And on another note, I need to trademark El Guapo.