Lionsgate is in advanced negotiations to acquire all U.S. rights to the documentary “America: Imagine the World Without Her.”
The doc is written and co-directed by conservative filmmakers Dinesh D’Souza and John Sullivan, and produced by Gerald R. Molen.
Lionsgate plans to open “America” in limited release on June 27 and expand into wide release on July 2.
D’Souza is the director of the 2012 documentary “2016: Obama’s America,” based on his 2010 book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage.” Both argue that President Obama’s attitude toward America derives from his father’s anti-colonialism and the desire to diminish the power of Western states.
One trailer for “America” includes George Washington being shot in battle as part of a scene that has the rebels losing the Revolutionary War. The documentary attacks a variety of noted liberals such as Bill Ayers, Noam Chomsky and Alan Dershowitz.
Lionsgate handled home entertainment distribution on “2016: Obama’s America,” which grossed $33 million at the U.S. box office.
Lionsgate noted that it has previously released two other successful political documentaries — Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11,” the top-grossing doc of all time, and Bill Maher’s “Religulous.”
D’Souza was indicted in January on charges of making illegal contributions to a 2012 U.S. Senate campaign.