What’s an activist Hollywood type to do when the president you cheered on is suddenly a shell of his campaign promises?
Why, you break out the old Bush-bashing rhetoric, that’s what.
Robert Redford, Ellen Barkin and director Doug Liman (“Fair Game”) gathered at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday to perform “Reckoning With Torture: Memos and Testimonies From the ‘War on Terror.’”
Presented by the American Civil Liberties Union, PEN American Center and Sundance, the event included readings of formerly secret government documents involving the detention and interrogation of terrorist suspects. Liman captured it all on film for an upcoming documentary, a project all but guaranteed to rake in “Fair Game” level bucks.
The “star studded” ensemble included America Ferrera; writers Sandra Cisneros, Annie Proulx, Marilynne Robinson, Esmeralda Santiago, George Saunders and Naomi Wolf plus documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (“Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer”).
Where were Sean Penn, Danny Glover and Matt Damon?
Wonder if Liman’s upcoming film will showcase President Barack Obama’s killer drone program, the still-open Club Gitmo or any number of other anti-terrorism policies kept in place from the last administration? Truth to power!