Last month, when Phil Valentine’s movie “An Inconsistent Truth” premiered in Nashville, Tennessee, it actually topped the nation’s per screen box office chart that weekend.
During its first week at the Regal 27 in Nashville, it grossed $20,733 – more than twice as much as the next closest film, a Bollywood action drama. It’s three times as much as the weekend’s thriller “The Grey” made on average at each of its 3,185 screens.
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A worker at Regal 27 commented on those who went to see the film the first weekend:
I was half expecting to walk into a sleepy theatre with a few curious liberals and a handful of cranky conservatives. Instead the room was filled with the most vivacious and interactive movie-watching crowd I’ve experienced.
Throughout the 90 minute film there was plenty of laughter and more than a handful of condescending comments thrown toward various clips of Al Gore’s responses and declarations about Global Warming pulled from both his testimony before the Senate and his film. … Between the combination of amens, laughter and synchronized nods, it reminded me of sitting in a charismatic church service.
I went to see the documentary at the Regal 27 with a friend just two weeks after it premiered. The theater slowly filled to about three-quarters capacity with both young and old moviegoers. The film was hilarious in the way Phil Valentine kept trying to get an interview with Al Gore. But, the film also had a serious side. Valentine did an excellent job of shredding Al Gore’s claims about climate change and alleged man-made global warming. Point by point – with lengthy interviews with real experts on climate change – Valentine shot down Gore’s Chicken Little claims about the end of the world. This film should be shown in every public and private school in America – and the rest of the world.
At the end of the movie, Valentine still hadn’t gotten his coveted interview with Al Gore, but he had clearly debunked the hysteria about how the world was coming to an end. As the credits rolled, many in the audience stayed in their seats and erupted into spontaneous applause. Now, that’s something that doesn’t often happen in a theater.
It’s a great film. Learn more about it at the “An Inconsistent Truth” web site. And, buy the DVD when it’s available!
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