Confrontational Filmmaking: Not Just For Whackos Anymore

Michael Moore and Mel Gibson may be on opposite sides of the American socio-political divide, but both men made movies that transformed the Hollywood landscape in 2004. “Both generated the kinds of complicated discussions mainstream Hollywood normally tries to avoid… You could literally feel the audiences at these screenings connecting with these films… and the resulting theater-lobby conversations, while heated, were not nearly as simplistic or confrontational as the films’ attackers predicted.”