May 22, 2016
by Gary Barnes
Robert De Niro, currently in Cannes for the film festival speaking about his latest critically acclaimed movie, Hands of Stone, about storied boxer Roberto Duran. He sat down and spoke at length with Vulture.com about his movie and of course was asked about his connection with autism. He also announced his intentions to release a documentary about vaccines with one of the biggest industry powerhouses, Harvey Weinstein. De Niro has also been seen with vaccine safety activist Robert Kennedy Jr, leading to speculation of his involvement in the film.
Here is a copy and paste of the interview as it ran on Vulture.com :
And I have to ask, you have an autistic child and your own film festival, Tribeca, started out with a controversy over an anti-vaccination documentary you programmed. What do you think you learned from choosing it and then choosing to not show it?
RD: Well, what I learned, first of all, there was a big reaction, which I didn’t see coming, and it was from filmmakers — supposedly, I have yet to find out who it was. I wanted to just know who they were, because to me there was no reason not to see the movie. The movie is not hurting anybody. It says something. It said something to me that was valid. Maybe some things were inaccurate, but if the movie was 20 percent accurate, it was worth seeing. And they were saying it’s because of the filmmaker and he was discredited, but how was he discredited? By the medical establishment? There’s a lot going on that I still don’t understand, but it makes me question the whole thing, and the whole vaccine issue is a real one. It’s big money. So it did get attention. I was happy about that. And I talked about another movie called Trace Amounts that I saw and spoke about it a lot, that people should see it, and it’s there. Something is there with vaccines, because they’re not tested in some ways the way other medicines are, and they’re just taken for granted and mandated in some states. And people do get sick from it. Not everybody, but certain people are sensitive, like anything, penicillin.
Thanks to Lauren for the forward!
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