"Quit whining about Hollywood, quit threatening these meaningless boycotts, get into the market of ideas and fight for what you believe. There was just such a shortage of films and documentaries that represented a conservative world view. For some reason, conservatives don't go into film. They don't tend to be artists. I don't know why. That's just a tendency."
Hubbard has been described by the media as a wealthy Dallas attorney, although he isn't. He's from Arkansas, not long out of law school, and has done various jobs, including restaurateur and schoolteacher. He told me he and his wife slept on a $200 futon from Wal-Mart. Ellen Hubbard did not seem happy he told me this.
The Hubbards set up the festival – mainly, they say, with money from family and friends – after going to an arthouse cinema one night and being faced with a choice between Michael Moore's Bowling For Columbine and Frieda, a film about Frieda Kahlo – "a film about a communist artist," as Hubbard put it. "Neither of those films reflected our world view."
- two small points: people who have right wing politics don't usually become artists because they have little interest in the world, beyond what it can do for them. They generally disapprove of philosophers and academic-sounding talk (cf George Bush in the White House and General Astray, the fascist general in the Spanish civil war). On the other hand, Hitler painted.
Secondly, Hubbard doesn't like films which do not reflect his 'wordlview'. This may also help to explain why right-wingers don't make many films. Look to your worldview and you may find the problem. Besides which, Hubbard has made clear that he feels that all entertainment and art he consumes must coincide with his political viewpoint. What a stupid bastard! Did he watch the Freida film? Salma Hayek's very good in it. She bares her breasts a few times, and they're very nice, Jim. How does that fit with your worldview, dickhead?