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Bush Invited to 'Fahrenheit' Screening

CRAWFORD, Texas - Filmmaker Michael Moore is bringing his blockbuster documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" to President Bush (news - web sites)'s adopted hometown — and has invited the film's star to attend.

When it appeared that no movie theater in the president's home county would show the anti-Bush documentary, Moore promised a copy to the Crawford Peace House, a facility for seminars, meetings, or workshops dedicated to peace.

A theater in Waco picked up the movie last week, but Moore later offered to come to Crawford to introduce his movie and discuss it afterward.

Organizers expect about 1,000 people to attend the show Wednesday night at a football stadium parking; police said demonstrators against the film were also expected.

"I personally think we're just a little town, and it's kind of an invasion in our small town," said Fran Shelton, whose family owns the Crawford Coffee Station. "Everyone's entitled to their opinion, but I'd be happier if he didn't bring it to Crawford."

Moore, on his Web site, invited Bush to attend, saying he wanted a chance to thank him personally for starring in the film. "And let's face it, you've got some of the funniest lines in the film!" he wrote.

A White House representative did not return a call early Tuesday.

Moore's condemnation of Bush's actions regarding the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks recently became the first documentary to top the $100 million mark domestically.

Not that Dubya's gonna accept......but interesting none the less.

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I'd like to invite Mr. Moore to a special screening of my new movie, 'Get your facts straight before you go off and make a crappy movie.'

I wouldn't trust Moore if he said he was fat.

question.....have you seen Fahrenheit 9/11?

I wouldn't trust Moore if he said he was fat.

Given your record here people wouldn't trust you if you said you were a clueless liar :shifty:

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Moore's got a hit in Bush's backyard

CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) — Brian Munoz already saw the documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 in a theatre, but he and some friends couldn't resist a chance to watch it again outdoors on a muggy summer night — especially only a few kilometres from President George W. Bush.

They were among more than 3,000 people — three times more than originally expected — who sat on lawn chairs, pillows or blankets Wednesday night, soaking in director Michael Moore's film that lambastes Bush's decision to go to war with Iraq and his handling of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

"A lot of people are calling it propaganda, but if you look at it hard, the facts are there," said Munoz, who drove nearly 320 kilometres from Lewisville in a car covered with anti-Bush slogans.

Moore initially said he would come to Crawford and discuss the movie afterward — and even invited Bush to attend. But on Wednesday Moore decided to remain at the Democratic national convention in Boston, saying his presence in Crawford would overshadow the film's message and detract from the convention.

There were plenty of locals in Bush's adopted hometown on hand to lend support to their famous neighbour, who has been vacationing at his Crawford ranch for several days but has made no public appearances.

Carol Bernhard and several friends came from Austin and held a huge sign proclaiming, "This is Bush Country." She said she didn't plan to see the movie: "I'm not going to give that traitor any of my money."

After more than 300 people attended a pro-Bush rally earlier Wednesday night, many spilled out of the building and gathered on Main Street holding signs praising Bush and criticizing Moore.

Dozens of Bush supporters then walked more than a kilometre to a parking lot, where the movie was shown. They stood at the entrance, chanting, "No More Moore!" several times during the film. A few got into heated discussions with moviegoers as a policeman stood between them.

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