Not sure whether youâ€™ve heard of â€œOUTRAGE,â€ the new documentary about the hypocrisy of closeted right-wing politicians like Sen. Larry Craig (pictured above). Hereâ€™s a description from the Magnolia Pictures Web site:
â€œFrom Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (â€˜This Film â€¨Is Not Yet Ratedâ€™) comes â€˜OUTRAGE,â€™ a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States’ most powerful policymakers, â€˜OUTRAGEâ€™ takes a comprehensive look at the harm they’ve inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media’s complicity in keeping their secrets.â€
When I heard about â€œOUTRAGE,â€ my first thought was (and for obvious reasons), â€œTexas needs this film!!!â€ Unfortunately, though, right now we aren’t scheduled to get it. â€œOUTRAGEâ€ opens next weekend in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, San Francisco and L.A., with future showings scheduled in Chicago, Tucson and Florida.
“At this time, itâ€™s not scheduled to play in Texas,” said Sara Kiener, director of exhibitor relations for Magnolia Pictures in New York City. “We book the theaters who show interest and think they can have a successful engagement. Believe me, we really appreciate the enthusiasm, and we look for as many theaters that we can that itâ€™s a good fit for. The absolute first step is getting a theater thatâ€™s interested.â€
I put a call in to Landmark Theatres this afternoon, but I haven’t heard anything back yet. Both Magnolia Pictures and Landmark Theatres are owned by Mark Cuban’s 2929 Entertainment. Landmark Theatres owns the Magnolia Theatre in the West Village and the Inwood Theatre on Lovers Lane. Below is their contact info. If you’d like to see “OUTRAGE” in Dallas, drop them a line.