Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Sean Penn: Mightier Than the Sword

My latest film fest piece is free online. It's all about a moody Sean Penn, who is in town promoting The Assassination of Richard Nixon (a film, not the act):
Penn and director/writer Niels Mueller believe there is a lesson in the film that can be applied to a different era with another president engaged in an unpopular war. "I think that administrations have to look at how they oppress their own people and the people in other countries and understand that when you take people's hopes and dreams away bad things can happen," Penn explained. "Because if we just turn our eyes in the other direction and say, 'Well there's just no excuse for the bad thing,' that's fine but your babies will be killed."
This has been your Stars Talk About Geopolitics moment of the day.

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