When filmmaker Michael Moore is invited to speak at Utah Valley State College, local residents and conservative students pull out all the stops to try to pre-empt the engagement. Neither protests, threats, bribery, or a last-ditch speech by Fox News commentator Sean Hannity can sway the determined student government leaders though. Driven by their plain-spoken belief that in a democracy people should have an opportunity to hear dissenting points-of-view, their story plays like a real life Frank Capra/Jimmy Stewart movie. First-time filmmaker Steven Greenstreet’s work is a bit long-winded but vividly captures the many elements of this engrossing story that received little attention outside of Utah at the time.
The filmmakers have a blog worth reading.