CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Moore is bringing his blockbuster documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11” to President Bush’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 lot; 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.