Post-election ‘Iraq’

Political docu preems in Gotham

NEW YORK — Although James Longley‘s “Iraq in Fragments” focuses on a hot political topic, helmer wasn’t upset that his doc was released the day after the elections.

“This is not a ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ type of film where one of the objectives of the filmmaker is to have a political impact in a direct way on the elections,” Longley said during the film’s opening-night cocktail reception at Giorgione.

“I respect Michael Moore, and it is not a secret that he wants to use his films to change people’s minds. … I am not apolitical, but I also realize if I simply make a didactic movie that is telling people what to think and just stating my opinion, it doesn’t really do justice to the subject.”

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