“Outfoxed” will be in theaters beginning Friday, after weeks of being available only on the Internet.
The documentary, which portrays Fox News Channel as far from its motto of “fair and balanced,” opens Friday in one art-house theater in each of four cities: New York, Los Angeles, Washington and San Francisco. Then it will expand to other cities in upcoming weeks, distributor Cinema Libre Studios said Tuesday.
The film — the full title of which is “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism” — is composed of clips compiled during weeks of round-the-clock taping of the network. Director Robert Greenwald is trying to demonstrate what he believes is a pattern of right-wing bias and support for the Republican agenda.
Until now, the liberal political groups MoveOn.Org and the Center for American Progress have organized thousands of “house parties” for people to watch the film together. “Outfoxed” is also the second-highest selling DVD on Amazon.com.
Another documentary, “Bush’s Brain” — which portrays political adviser Karl Rove as the true brains behind President Bush’s administration — also will be released this month in theaters.
The film by Joseph Mealey and Michael Paradies Shoob, based on the book of the same name by Texas journalists Jim Moore and Wayne Slater, is scheduled to open Aug. 27 in New York and Los Angeles and expand to more cities in September.
It premiered in March at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, where Bush served as governor.