Mavs owner Mark Cuban is making sure conservative provocateur Andrew Breitbart will continue to provoke some five months after his death. Big Hollywood, a site Breitbart founded, reported yesterday that Cuban's company, Magnet, plans to release "Occupy Unmasked" in theaters.
"This film is controversial, and that's exactly the reason we want to be sure it can find its audience prior to the November elections," Cuban said, according to the site.
"Occupy Unmasked," a Citizens United production, is a not-exactly fair and balanced look at the Occupy Wall Street movement. From the film's official website:
While the Liberal establishment and mainstream media portray the Occupy Wall Street movement as organic and nonviolent, Occupy Unmasked reveals the sinister, organized, and highly orchestrated nature of its leaders and their number one goal: Not just to change government, but to destroy it.
Led by hugely influential conservative visionary, the late Andrew Breitbart, Occupy Unmasked delves deep beneath the surface of the Occupy movement to show its dark anarchist roots. Behind the largely naïve students and legitimately concerned citizens looking for answers stand those who advocate the use of violence, black bloc operations, and intimidation as protest tactics - the same tactics they used during the anti-war protests of the 1960's, anti-nuclear weapons protests of the 80's, WTO protests of the 90's, and the IMF protests of recent years.
Cuban tells the Hollywood Reporter that the release of the film isn't about politics. He was, after all, seen hugging President Obama at a $30,000-per-plate fundraiser earlier this year.
Instead, he says he's releasing the film "for the same reason we release all of our films: We believe there is a market for it. There has never been a film that I have been involved with that was influenced by any political beliefs I have because I don't have any political beliefs."
Because who needs those when you have so much money?
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