On September 11, 2009, the Mayfair Theatre screened the Canadian theatrical premiere of Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup. After the film, Lee Demarbre, owner of the Mayfair and a film critic and filmmaker in his own right, talks about what he thought of the movie.
Many thanks to Microcinema International, the Loose Change team, and the Mayfair for making this event possible.
Posted in full for posterity; Fair Use, as this is about the 9/11 Truth Movement:
Review: 'New World Order' on Independent Film Channel
The film focuses on Texas-based radio host Alex Jones and some of his peers, who are on a mission to expose what they believe to be a massive conspiracy that threatens the world.
A documentary listens to believers in government plots and ill-intentioned cabals.
By ROBERT LLOYD, Television Critic
May 26, 2009
“New World Order,” which premieres today on the Independent Film Channel, is a film about people battling with phantoms. They are volunteers in an "information war" who see as clearly, as John saw his four Apocalyptic horsemen and seven trumpeting angels, that 9/11 was an "inside job," that the military-industrial complex killed Kennedy, and that an international "power elite" is plotting to enslave us all, excepting for those it will kill outright.
The authors of this film, in spite of their sophistication about many important issues, unfortunately seem to be totally clueless as to the nature and purpose of religion. If one were to take their argument in Part 1 and apply it to science, it would be like saying that science should be shunned because the scientific method is part of a conspiracy by scientists to create ways to blow things up and control people with fear. Should we ban science because it is used to make bombs? Science has done good things AND bad things. The same is true of religion.
They leap from their critique of organized religion to an attack on theism itself. This will turn off a lot of people and cause others (like myself) to be embarrassed by the know-it-all attitude of the narrator. Parts 2 and 3 include a lot of important material and I want to recommend this film, but Part 1 makes me cringe.