We blogged about it a few weeks ago, but tomorrow is the day. Shut Up and Sing, a documentary about the controversy surrounding the Dixie Chicks opens at the Circle Cinema on Friday.
We've only seen the trailer, but the film appears to be an interesting exploration of the consequences of free speech in a highly partisan time. The controversy erupted when Chicks singer Natalie Maines told a London audience that she was ashamed that the President was from Texas, the same home state as the Chicks.
The statement caused a huge backlash against the group, including death threats, radio bans, and the smashing of Dixie Chicks CDs. Today—the day after the President's pledge to put more troops in harm's way—we're guessing that many more people would agree with Natalie.
For more information and showtimes, check out the www.circlecinema.com