WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 – During his 2008 presidential campaign, then Senator Obama mastered finding that one voter, excited for the hope and change that he promised the world. In his documentary, There’s No Place Like Utopia, filmmaker Joel Gilbert exposes the fact from the fiction.
One such person was Peggy Joseph, a Florida resident that breathlessly exclaimed “…a touching moment, I never thought this day would happen, I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car, I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage …”
And there was a collective sigh from the millions of Americans who knew that no one was going to fill their pump, or pay their mortgage.
Joel Gilbert, creator of the new full length documentary “There’s No Place Like Utopia” tracked Joseph down. Bearing a gift of red slippers, the filmmaker visited her at her home.
Joseph says “We needed a change, but a change for the better, not for the worse. He had a very big voice…”
Oddly, in his visit to Joseph, Gilbert learned that the mother of four is a suburban soccer mom, a nurse and the daughter of Haitian immigrants – and neither Joseph or her family ever took a dime in assistance.
“Truth and honesty are important,” Joseph explained to Gilbert in the film. “He lied about everything.”
The result of Obama’s six years in office is that Joseph is no longer a low information voter explaining that a little research revealed that “he is a fraud, just like the Wizard of Oz…. Nothing more than a man behind a curtain.”
Utopia will open this Friday at the Regal UA Colorado Center Stadium 9 & Imax in Denver.
Rocky Mountain Pictures will show five screenings of the film daily for a minimum of three weeks. The film will be screened at the Western Conservative Summit 2014 on Saturday, also in Denver.
Gilbert’s previous films include “Dreams From My Real Father” in which he argues that Frank Marshall Davis, a leftist poet and journalist, is the biological father of Obama. Also Atomic Jihad: Ahmadinejad’s Coming War” which won the 2010 Hudson Institute Film Festival.
Also “Obama’s Politics of Defeat” and “Farewell Israel” Bush, Iran and the Revolt of Islam” (2008).