All I know about the movie Bobby is that it’s set in the USA at the time of Bobby Kennedy’s assassination. But I just heard writer-director Emilio Estevez say the most amazing things to Margaret Pomeranz.
This movie is about the death of decency and the death of formality and the death of manners in a country that the whole world used to look up to… We had grace, we had elegance, and we were bright. George Bush says that we’re binging on oil. We’re also binging on gossip, and that has become a great distraction.
I think that we have disengaged and disenfranchised not only minority voting but also with the youth. I mean, what young person, what 20-year-old wants to stand in a line in Ohio for four hours to vote? That’s disenfranchisement.
So I think that we need to re-engage people in the political process, especially young people, and we need to stop dividing us, and stop forcing [on] the public this ridiculous notion that we’re “red states” and “blue states”. We’re not. We’re Americans. We all drink from the same watering hole and that hole is drying up.
I think I want to see this movie when it opens next week.