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Kerry Effort Led to Release of 'Winter Soldier'

Tuesday, 09 August 2005 12:00 AM

After Kerry won the Democratic nomination, Film Forum's Karen Cooper considered showing the 34-year-old documentary, which briefly features young Vietnam vet Kerry.

But even though a filmmaker used footage from "Winter Soldier" to lionize Kerry in a biographical movie underwritten by Democrats, Cooper was concerned about its possible negative effect on Kerry's campaign, New York's Village Voice reports, and decided not to screen it.

Milestone Film and Video co-founders Dennis Doros and Amy Heller then picked up the film, which has been discredited by many vets.

But, said Heller, "because the right is well funded and very litigious, it became clear that the best way to release it was to have a separate corporation that would protect the assets of Milestone just in case the Swift Boat Veterans want to make trouble."

Now Heller and Doros say they can take on riskier material and are set to screen the documentary in several cities.

And according to the Voice, they can thank "the fragility of the Kerry campaign" for landing them distribution rights.

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