CENSORSHIP IN THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA?
Jim O’Rear and Bryan Wilson’s new film, UNDERGROUND ENTERTAINMENT: THE MOVIE, featuring horror and acting greats Robert Englund, Danielle Harris, Tom Savini, William Forsythe, Ernie Hudson, Tony Todd, Debbie Rochon, Lloyd Kaufman, and more, could be in a 1st Amendment infringement battle with a mid-west theater owner.
UNDERGROUND ENTERTAINMENT, a documentary about a television show that faced its share of censorship issues 20 years ago, seems to be facing those same issues two decades later. The film was slated to have its world theatrical premiere as part of The B Movie Celebration, held at the Artcraft Theater in Franklin, Indiana. The film was already selected to be screened and advertising had begun to promote this premiere event. However, O’Rear and Wilson were notified this week that the theater owner now refuses to screen the film, uncensored, due to its subject matter… ironic considering the film is about censorship.
Could this be another Westboro Baptist Church in the making? Could this open the door for individual theater owners to start censoring the works of other genre filmmakers? Join the Facebook pages of Jim O’Rear and Bryan Wilson to keep up with this story that could affect the face of independent entertainment as we know it.