Now Showing: 2016: Obama's America
Isn't showing an unflattering political documentary this close to the election a violation of campaign finance laws and the U.S. Constitution? Wow! We're going to see it before the feds show up and close down the theater.
Oh wait. The Citizens United case made it clear that the federal government couldn't restrict political speech, no matter how much it offended certain politicians in our political class.
We're going to see it anyway. If we can get in. Apparently, it's drawing a pretty good audience.
UPDATE: Just the film this afternoon. It was surprisingly well attended, mostly by senior citizens. Big crowd for a Monday afternoon. And, get this, they burst into applause at the end.
I will be columnizing on this for Wednesday paper. Stay tuned.