Thursday, September 24, 2009

So we're a free country? Really?

Charles Robert Darwin
Artist: John Collier
Image from Wikimedia Commons

Just look at this:

A British film about Charles Darwin has failed to find a US distributor because his theory of evolution is too controversial for American audiences, according to its producer.

Creation, starring Paul Bettany, details Darwin's "struggle between faith and reason" as he wrote On The Origin of Species. It depicts him as a man who loses faith in God following the death of his beloved 10-year-old daughter, Annie.

The film was chosen to open the Toronto Film Festival and has its British premiere on Sunday. It has been sold in almost every territory around the world, from Australia to Scandinavia.

However, US distributors have resolutely passed on a film which will prove hugely divisive in a country where, according to a Gallup poll conducted in February, only 39 per cent of Americans believe in the theory of evolution.

Okay. I would really like to see this film. Will I have to travel to Canada to do so?


  1. Teresa10:34 PM

    You might send your request to Circle Cinema, who regularly features independent (and sometimes the more controversial) films. I get their weekly update emailed to me, so that I can see what's showing.

    Contact Information
    movie info line: 918-592-3456

  2. That's a good idea, Teresa.

    Yes, I get the emails from Circle Cinema as well and they show some good stuff.

  3. Anonymous10:37 AM

    I think someone here will pick up this's a great misperception that this "fringe", far right element represents the majority of American people.

    I still believe that most of us are smarter than that.
    annie c


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