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APsplainin | Theater owners: 'The Irishman' 'deserved better' release
Netflix has instead carved out a roughly three-week exclusive run in independent theaters...."Netflix chose to artificially limit 'The Irishman's' theatrical release," [National Association of Theater Owners CEO John] Fithian said.
Scorsese has praised Netflix for its willingness to bankroll the $159 million film -- the only company will[ing] to do so, he said.
Violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1866? Hate crime?
"We decided to make it with the understanding that it'll maybe never be shown in theaters. They said, 'You would have a time in theaters' -- a few weeks or whatever. I said fine. The idea was to make the movie, you see," he told The Associated Press in June.

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by Cat on Tue Nov 5th, 2019 at 04:53:51 PM EST
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