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Trump is Coming...

... to the Jean Cocteau Cinema.

Opening tonight at the JCC for a one-week LIMITED ENGAGEMENT, we have TRUMPLAND, the latest film from Michael Moore.

TRUMPLAND is the latest from the Academy Award winning director of SICKO, BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, FAHRENHEIT 9/11, and many more.

And the Jean Cocteau is the only theatre in all of New Mexico showing TRUMPLAND. We're a small theatre, so if you want to catch this one, I'd get my tickets now:


See you at the movies... and at the polls, I hope.


Nov. 1st, 2016 10:22 pm (UTC)
A guy I know on Facebook reported yesterday that he'd seen this; it almost entirely consists of MM addressing a small live audience in Ohio and talking about Trump (essentially, the Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl of Michael Moore films).

If that's your cuppa, okay then, but, just giving advance notice of what you can probably expect from it.

Dan Koifman
Nov. 1st, 2016 10:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you
After these latest Comey shenanigans, I am afraid to watch the news at night. It really shouldn't be this close in a sane country.

Instead of wasting countless hours on cable news and Facebook I have been doing a lot of reading and feel so much better off for it. Thank you for the Maurice Druon recommendation. The Accursed Kings was great. I am writing a story about Robert III of Artois now.

I just picked up A Game Of Thrones again this week for my sixth read, and I wanted you to tell you once more how much I appreciate your work. I can't fathom the effort it takes for you to make it all seem so effortless.

Your words just seem to flow and your characters feel truly real to me. As bloody and violent as your world may be on the surface, there is a tremendous beauty that shines through on the page.

I've had an extremely long and difficult year (I suffered a TBI in the previous summer) and your work has given me more comfort than anything else to help get through it. Thank you so much for all that you do. It's been a long road and I am finally recognizable as my old self again. Your books played a big part in that.

I just wanted you to know that you have a very grateful truefan in Brooklyn.

Edited at 2016-11-01 10:52 pm (UTC)
Nov. 2nd, 2016 05:49 am (UTC)
Re: Thank you
Glad you are feeling 100%. All these wonderful creators we have in this world can really make life worth living during the tough times.
Nov. 2nd, 2016 02:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you
It's not close. The polls are oversampling and being used as they typically are to attempt to sway public opinion. In the past week however, more realistic poll numbers are finally coming out of even biased and controlled MSM outlets and Trump is actually shown ahead in a few.

Trump will win. We should be grateful when he does because the last thing we need is the Clinton Cartel in the White House.
Nov. 2nd, 2016 04:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you
Well, I certainly hope you are wrong about Trump winning, though I will admit his rise in the polls has me worried.

He is the least qualified candidate ever put forward by a major party for the presidency, and he will be a disaster if he ever gets into the White House. A disaster for the nation, and a disaster for the world.

One can agree or disagree with Hillary on the issues, and I am familiar enough with your name from previous comments here to realize that you no doubt disagree. But Clinton is at least competent, and regardless of whether she'd be a good or bad president, she does not represent any threat to American democracy or world peace. I am not sure one can say the same of Trump.
Dean Weller
Nov. 2nd, 2016 04:39 pm (UTC)
RE: Thank you
Who said America was a sane country?
A country always gets the government it deserves- look at us in the U.K.Watch and weep.
Nov. 2nd, 2016 06:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you
I keep saying that all the time, just take a look at Brazil or Venezuela, for that matter.
J-sun Raposo
Nov. 1st, 2016 11:26 pm (UTC)
Moore docs are great, great pick up for the theatre.
Eye of the Squid
Nov. 2nd, 2016 12:57 am (UTC)
Great Choice
This is a very timely release of a very touching look at Hillary (more so than Trump).

However, I'm much more curious about your thoughts on the New Dr. Strange movie and if you've had the chance to see it. I know you are a huge fan of the original comics and even considered rebooting the series (which could probably happen if you truly wanted to, given your current fame).

Give us a post about the film after you see it, pretty please!! :)
Nov. 2nd, 2016 01:53 am (UTC)
Assuming Trump loses, since I have a difficult time wrapping my mind around the alternative, there is one thing you can't deny him: he will be a gold mine for future alternate history writers.

Need a convenient breaking point in your story for when the United States slides into dystopia? 2016 is your year!
Nov. 2nd, 2016 02:56 pm (UTC)
You could make a whole series of alt history based on a Trump win. Kind of like Wild Cards meets Man in the High Castle.
Nov. 2nd, 2016 01:19 pm (UTC)
European question
Hello Mr. Martin,

As an European (Portuguese) and outsider to the American political frame as a whole, I just wanted to ask if you, or anyone of the other followers of the blog, can explain to me why anyone would vote for Trump in the USA.

Thank you and kind regards from Portugal
Nov. 2nd, 2016 04:22 pm (UTC)
Re: European question
My wife is in constant daily pain and my insurance premium is slightly less than my mortgage with a huge deductible. We can't afford the operation. Anyone that will abolish the failed ACA has my vote.
Nov. 2nd, 2016 04:59 pm (UTC)
Re: European question
The ACA needs to be improved, not abolished. Hillary has the right of that. Obamacare has provided health insurance for millions who never had it before, millions who would once again be left uninsured if it were abolished. No civilized country does that.

We need single payer.
Caleb Howell
Nov. 2nd, 2016 04:46 pm (UTC)
Re: European question
A lot of older, middle class and mainly white people feel as though the country is moving in a way towards change that they odn't like, and want to keep things the way they are. That or they feel he is stronger on terrorism, and terrorism scares them, or they just plain hate hillary more. Not my opinions, but that's how some people feel.
Nov. 2nd, 2016 05:22 pm (UTC)
Re: European question
It would be easy to answer "why would anyone vote for Trump?" with a glib "beats the hell out of me," but of course that's too simple.

There are a number of reasons.

Some will vote for Trump because they hate Hillary, others because they hate her husband Bill. Whether that hatred is justified or unjustified is another issue, but one would have to be blind to deny its existence.

Others will vote for Trump because he is the Republican nominee, and they always vote Republican. Both of the major American political parties have had a hard core of followers for whom party loyalty is paramount. They will ALWAYS vote for their party's nominee.

Others will vote Trump because they agree with him, and disagree with Hillary, on some single issue that is of paramount importance to them. There are always voters for whom one single issue trumps (no pun intended) all others. Guns. Abortion. Immigration.

In addition to all these more-or-less legitimate reasons for Trump votes, there are also some who will be voting for him because they support all the reprehensible things he has said; the haters, the bigots, the angry and fearful, the xenophobes and racists and misogynists and the rest of that ilk, the ones who beat up protestors at his rallies and curse and jeer reporters.

Add them all together and... well, it starts to get scary.

Romeu Cinalli
Nov. 2nd, 2016 04:22 pm (UTC)
Hello, George.

Are you coming to Brazil in 2017 ?

Nov. 2nd, 2016 04:59 pm (UTC)
Hope to.


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