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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:23 PM
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Weinstein Co. buys Dixie Chicks documentary(Shut Up and Sing)
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/film/article_displ...

Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck's politically charged documentary "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" has been picked up for worldwide distribution by the Weinstein Co. A release is tentatively scheduled for the fall, possibly right before the November elections.

The film revolves around the aftermath of singer Natalie Maines' statement at a 2003 London concert, where she said, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." It chronicles death threats, political attacks and radio boycotts against the band, and that could make the film a political hot potato as well as potential ammo should longtime Democratic party supporter Harvey Weinstein become involved in the fall political campaigns.

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Kopple said plans for a grassroots promotional campaign are still being discussed, and Peck said the film is likely to be a hot topic in the approaching elections. "It deals with freedom of speech, censorship and other important issues," Kopple said. "It looks at the cost of standing up for what you believe in."

The docu from Kopple's Cabin Creek Films still is being completed, but is set to be a Gala Presentation at next month's Toronto International Film Festival. In addition to chronicling the lives of Maines and bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, Kopple said the docu features clips from 15 of the Dixie Chicks songs and a new one written especially for the film, though no soundtrack is planned. "You definitely feel like you're in the front row of a Dixie Chicks concert," Peck said.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:29 PM
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1. cool
all hail natalie maines!
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:30 PM
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2. Kopple is great...
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 11:45 PM by Hissyspit
She directed episodes of "Homicide" and "Oz," did "Bearing Witness" and won the Oscar for "Harlan County USA" back in 1976

Her next project is on Jack Kevorkian.
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:41 PM
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4. "Her next project is on Jack Kervorkian."
Jack's "On the Road" was really cool for its time.

(Just kidding.)
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:33 PM
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3. Bless those Weinstein boys, without them Fahrenheit 9/11 wouldn't have
gotten released or it did it wouldn't have been wide release.
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1932 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 12:08 AM
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5. Kopple's documentary about Mike Tyson is very interesting.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 11:17 AM
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6. kicking
nt
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 11:20 AM
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7. I was so upset
I was suppose to be in Toronto the week of the Toronto Film Festival and I saw that this movie was going to premiere at the event. So I was hoping to get a ticket to go be a part of it.

But my class schedule changed and I won't be able to see it in Toronto
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 11:24 AM
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8. I'm sending you a funny PM re: Snakes
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 11:36 AM
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9. Thanks sweetie! I chuckled
Not much in the laughter mood because I'm still sad from that Katrina documentary on HBO
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