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“Conn. library cancels screening of Michael Moore movie 'Sicko' under pressure (video) - New Haven Register” plus 1 more

“Conn. library cancels screening of Michael Moore movie 'Sicko' under pressure (video) - New Haven Register” plus 1 more


Conn. library cancels screening of Michael Moore movie 'Sicko' under pressure (video) - New Haven Register

Posted: 20 Jan 2011 11:29 PM PST

ENFIELD (AP) — The Enfield Public Library has canceled a screening of the Michael Moore documentary "Sicko" about the American health care system under pressure from the town council and mayor, prompting accusations of censorship.

The screening was canceled Wednesday, a day after a resident complained about the film at a council meeting.

Several councilors objected to the film and Republican Mayor Scott Kaupin asked the town manager to talk to library Director Henry Dutcher.

See the movie trailer here:

Dutcher tells The Journal Inquirer that he was told by the town manager to cancel the screening.

Kaupin called the decision to show the movie "stupid" and threatened the library's funding.

Democratic Councilor Cynthia Mangini called it censorship.

Peter Chase, chairman of the Connecticut Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee, called the decision "absolutely deplorable."


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ENFIELD (AP) — The Enfield Public Library has canceled a screening of the Michael Moore documentary "Sicko" about the American health care system under pressure from the town council and mayor, prompting accusations of censorship.

The screening was canceled Wednesday, a day after a resident complained about the film at a council meeting.

Several councilors objected to the film and Republican Mayor Scott Kaupin asked the town manager to talk to library Director Henry Dutcher.

See the movie trailer here:

Dutcher tells The Journal Inquirer that he was told by the town manager to cancel the screening.

Kaupin called the decision to show the movie "stupid" and threatened the library's funding.

Democratic Councilor Cynthia Mangini called it censorship.

Peter Chase, chairman of the Connecticut Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee, called the decision "absolutely deplorable."


Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com

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Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms movie comeback - Seattle Post Intelligencer

Posted: 19 Jan 2011 03:02 PM PST

Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms movie comeback

Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed he is in talks to make a return to the big screen and is currently reading through a number of scripts.

"The Terminator" star stepped away from Hollywood to pursue a career in politics and served as California Governor from 2003 until he relinquished the role earlier this month.

Schwarzenegger made a number of small movie appearances during his time in office, in films such as "Terminator Salvation" and "The Expendables," and speculation has been mounting that he will return to Hollywood now he is no longer a serving politician.

The action man has now revealed he is in talks for three different film projects, which will take him away from the "extreme fighting" which catapulted him to fame.

He tells Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung, "Currently I'm reading three scripts. In the future I have to adapt to roles (for) my age. Clint Eastwood also has done it in the same way. Extreme fighting is not possible anymore."

And there is one film Schwarzenegger is particularly interested in -- World War II movie "With Wings As Eagles," in which he would play a Nazi commander. He adds, "In it I would play an older soldier, who gets the order at the ending of the war to kill a bunch of kids. But he doesn't do it and get(s) them to safety at the risk of his life and it has all kinds of adventure."

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