Dan O'Mahony, 24, a record distributor in Costa Mesa, expressed admiration for the film because "it keeps this sort of Big Brother concept in the foreground, because it's a very real thing. I don't think we understand 5% of what our government actually does or how they make their money. It's good to see artists coming out and stating that, somewhat defiantly."
At AMC's Century 14 Theater in Century City on Friday afternoon, the audience was almost exclusively people older than 30. But, Saturday afternoon at the same theater, in the midst of the last-weekend-before-Christmas shopping crowds, there was another practically sold-out showing to an audience that included a handful of children.
Among them was 8-year-old Jody Castro, a Los Angeles third grader. When asked if the movie had frightened him, he said, "No. I just thought of it like it was a mystery. I just felt that they were trying to figure out who murdered John F. Kennedy."
But 10-year-old Janelle Castro, Jody's sister, was disturbed by the movie. "It was a little scary. Before the movie, people just told me that Oswald killed him. But, after you see it, you have to believe something different."