Library Cancels Free Public Showing Of 'Fahrenheit 9/11'
Event Postponed Due To Numerous Complaints
2:55 AM, Nov 1, 2004
The San Diego Library canceled a free public showing of the film "Fahrenheit 9/11" after numerous complaints about fairness. The controversial Michael Moore documentary was scheduled to be shown at the downtown library Sunday, but library director Anna Tatar postponed the event because of what she called bad timing, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. "We are a place of ideas, but there needs to be a balance," she told the newspaper. Tatar rescheduled the movie to shown at 1 p.m. Saturday, along with "FahrenHYPE 9/11," an anti-Moore documentary featuring political consultant Dick Morris, the Union-Tribune reported. The films will be shown in the third floor auditorium of the central library, 820 E St. About 30 people showed up at the library to see the film Sunday and were directed to the Voz Alta project, a nonprofit arts center located a few blocks away where the film was being shown, the newspaper reported.