Hating Breitbart, the documentary chronicling Andrew Breitbart’s victories against the mainstream media, picked up a major award this month at the Anthem Film Festival.
Director Andrew Marcus’s feature collected the Excellence in Filmmaking award at the festival, held July 10-12 in Las Vegas.
The film earned weak reviews from several movie critics upon its release, a journalistic body which generally leans left. That didn’t surprise Marcus, who said the chasm between the public’s enthusiasm for the film and the critical reaction would have tickled the late media mogul.
“When I set about to follow Andrew Breitbart I quickly realized that the theme of his work was to highlight the gap between the people and the media that purported to speak for them,” Marcus said in a statement. “By uniformly trashing my film in the face of such high ratings from actual filmgoers, liberal film critics have actually helped me to make the point: their tastes and opinions are completely out of touch with the public they purport to serve.”
The Anthem Film Festival is run in conjunction with FreedomFest which bills itself as “the world’s largest gathering of free minds’ whose goals is to celebrate “great books, great ideas, and great thinkers” in an open-minded society. The nonpartisan festival, founded by Mark Skousen, also showcased films touching on socialized medicine, the war on drugs and cannabis.