Wal-Mart: The High Cost Of Low Price, the new documentary from Robert "Outfoxed" Greenwald, will have its theatrical premier next week in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. After that, you can catch it in church or synagogue. On November 13, the film will be screened in around 1,000 houses-of-worship.
From USA Today:
Producer Robert Greenwald hopes for the same success (Mel) Gibson had last year building grass-roots support through churches for his blockbuster, The Passion of the Christ.
Others, such as producers of Left Behind: World at War, also are seeking promotional help from churches. That film, starring Lou Gossett Jr., about those left on Earth after the biblical rapture, was shown last weekend in 3,200 churches.
The Wal-Mart film features interviews with company employees, small-business owners, teachers and others who sharply criticize it with charges of low wages, skimpy health benefits and a poor environmental record.
"Those are moral questions," Greenwald said Wednesday. "They're questions of who we are as people, who we are as a country."
Link (Thanks, Richard Metzger!)
UPDATE: The good people at AlterNet point us to their Wal-Mart coverage and invitation (PDF) to the West Coast premiere of Wal-Mart: The High Cost Of Low Price in San Francisco on November 2.
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