Rated R? No worries. Alamo Drafthouse will let teens in to see Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next”

Michael Moore’s new documentary “Where to Invade Next,” is rated R for strong language, drug use, violent images and nudity. In the movie, Moore travels the world trying to invade country after country in the name of America.

Director Michael Moore in a scene from his documentary, "Where to Invade Next."
Director Michael Moore in a scene from his documentary, “Where to Invade Next.”

Tim League, founder of the Alamo Drafthouse, thinks teens should see it, though.

League says in a press release that  “If your kids come to see this, they will experience:
– Some swear words
– Students enjoying free college education
– Children eating healthy school lunches
– Happy Italians on vacation
– Real violence in American prisons
– And… a brief moment of a naked German guy coming out of a hot tub.”

Alamo Drafthouse is allowing it’s Victory Vanguard members to see it, even though they are ages 15-17. Victory Vanguard is a free rewards program only for this age group that  allows them to attend any Alamo Drafthouse film without a parent or guardian and gives them $5 tickets to 2-D movies except those on Friday and Saturday after 6 p.m.

League does note, rightfully so, that he is part of the distribution force for the film, “but this is not about selling tickets; it’s about this film’s message reaching the next generation of American voters.”

So will you let your teens see it? Mine can’t get off the couch away from the Japanese Anime they are watching on YouTube.

Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at austin360.com/raisingaustin. She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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