Nota de/para los amigos que me escriben:
GENERAL: EL BOLETÍN DEJARÁ DE CIRCULAR DURANTE UN
PERIODO DE TIEMPO. PRÓXIMAMENTE LES DARÉ MÁS
Asunto: Just a quick note to let you know how things
Back in February,
I asked if people would send me letters describing their
experiences with our health care system. I received over
19,000 of them. It was truly overwhelming as we
literally took a month and read them all. To read about
the misery people are put through on a daily basis by
our profit-based system was both moving and revolting.
That's all I will say right now.
We've spent the
better part of this year shooting our next movie, "Sicko."
As we've done with our other films, we don't discuss
them while we are making them. If people ask, we tell
them "Sicko" is "a comedy about 45
million people with no health care in the richest
country on earth."
But like my other
movies, what we start with (General Motors, guns, 9/11)
is not always what we end with. Along the way, we
discover new roads to go down, roads that often surprise
us and lead us to new ideas -- and challenge us to
reconsider the ones we began with. That, I can say with
certainty, is happening now as we shoot "Sicko."
I don't think the country needs a movie that tells you
that HMOs and the pharmaceutical companies suck.
Everybody knows that. I'd like to show you some things
you don't know. So stay tuned for where this movie has
led me. I think you might enjoy it.
At this point,
we've shot about 75% of "Sicko" and will soon
begin putting it together. It will be released in
theaters sometime in 2007.
And if you don't
hear much from me in the meantime, it's only 'cause I'm
busy working. I realize that my silence doesn't stop the
opposition with their weird obsession for me! It seems
like not a week passes without my good name being worked
into some nutty news story or commentary. (I have to say,
though, I did enjoy Tom
Delay blaming me and Ms. Streisand for why he had to
resign from Congress!)
I hope all of you
are enjoying your summer. If you're near the state of
Michigan later this month, I'll be putting on the second
City Film Festival in Traverse City, Michigan. I've
personally selected 60 or so movies that I love, many of
which did not get the notice or distribution they
deserved. Others are brand new independent movies and
documentaries that I hope will find a large audience
when they are released.
The film festival
will take place in this beautiful town in northern
Michigan, from July 31st to August 6th. Appearing in
person with their films will be David O. Russell ("Three
Kings"), Lawrence Bender ("An Inconvenient
Truth"), Terry George ("Hotel Rwanda"),
Larry Charles ("Borat"), plus Jeff Garlin,
Jake Kasdan, and other filmmakers. We're also going to
show every feature film made by the greatest American
director of all time, Stanley Kubrick. Joining us in
person will be his executive producer, Jan Harlan, and
actors Malcolm McDowell ("A Clockwork Orange")
and Matthew Modine ("Full Metal Jacket").
We'll also be presenting a special salute to films made
in Iran (a sort of "Let's get to know them first
this time!" effort).
If you'd like to
see the entire list of films, click
here. Tickets go on sale today (July 7) at noon. To
purchase your tickets (all seats $7), click
here or call 231-929-1506. Last year we had 50,000
admissions, and we expect most films to sell out early
Well, that's it
for now. Bush has quietly closed down the special
section of the CIA that was devoted solely to capturing
Mr. bin Laden, so we can all rest easy now. I wonder who
his next scary evildoer will be. A fearful nation awaits
its marching orders, sir!
P.S. Don't forget
to visit my
website which I update every day with all the news
the Bush stenographers (a/k/a "Mainstream
Media") fail to put on page one.
Nota mía: disculpen
que se las reproduzca en inglés, pero ¿quién tiene
tiempo para traducirla?; además estoy seguro que la
mayoría de los amigos y conocidos que reciben el
Boletín dominan -o al menos "chapurrean"- el
idioma de Shakespeare ¿o no?