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HBO Documentary About Obama — Too Soon or Bring It On?

President Obama is a big fan of HBO, and apparently the feeling's mutual.

Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to distribute HBO's documentary By the People: The Election of Barack Obama. The film will play in US theaters, while also being distributed internationally.

The documentary, which follows Obama from the announcement of his candidacy to his inauguration, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the campaign. It includes interviews with campaign staff and aides. I'm sure some 2012 presidential contenders will be watching!

I loved Journeys with George, which chronicled Bush's 2000 campaign, but I have a feeling this one will have less of a home video feel to it. Will you watch?


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