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Hollywood Drama Sparks Austin Protest
A Hollywood movie controversy is spilling over into Central Texas -- a protest outside of one local movie theater over the depiction of torture in the new movie "Zero Dark Thirty."
It's a dramatization of the operation that killed one of America's most violent enemies.
The showings at Violet Crown Plaza were sold out all night, but as movie goers went inside they were met with protesters trying to get their message across.
"Most people watching this movie will think it's a factual account because, in part, the movie tells you it is," says Anti-torture activist Bonnie Tamres-Moore.
She and a small group of demonstrators say history actually tells a different story. "It is a Hollywood creation."
They take issue specifically with the movie's depiction of torture. "I think the movie can give the sense that without torture we would never have captured Osama Bin laden. That's just wrong and that view doesn't hold up to the facts at all," says Tamres-Moore.
The demonstrators say their presence isn't to discourage people from seeing the movie, just to remind viewers that it's a Hollywood drama -- not a documentary.
By Karen Kiley