Documentary / New Releases (2014) 110 minutes ~ Color
Why did Dorothy follow the yellow brick road? Film maker Joel Gilbert journeys across America to find out what’s at the end of the Progressive rainbow – Utopia or something far worse? From the ruins of Detroit to the slums of Chicago’s South Side, and from Denver’s illegal immigration invasion to Newark’s urban removal project, Gilbert pulls back the curtain. He confronts Progressives on his quest, and takes us deep into their political fantasy of paradise on earth. There’s No Place Like Utopia is a humorous and horrifying exploration of Progressivism, amnesty for illegals, race relations, Islam in America, political correctness, and Barack Obama himself, who promises to “remake the world as it should be.” But is Utopia a real destination for America? Or, does the true path to happiness still remain faith, family, and hard work – back home in Kansas?
A great message to America accomplished with remarkable wisdom, dogged determination and exceptional patriotism. This film can turn the tide of progressive destruction. This movie needs to be seen by every American.
—General Charles Jones III, US Air Force (ret)
Joel Gilbert dissects what many Americans think of as a benign desire for a perfectible universe, and in doing so exposes the dark totalitarian underside of utopian dreams. With insightful interviews overlaying a comic narrative, Gilbert brings to life our current day Wizards of Oz and their outsized plans to reorganize society and control behavior, while shrinking the freedoms we still – foolishly – take for granted. Americans need to wake up before they find themselves living in a very different country from the one they were born to.
—Ken Timmerman, Author of ‘Dark Forces’
There’s No Place Like Utopia portrays the reality of America, in stark contrast to the Utopian fantasy of the Progressives and their myopic supporters. This film demonstrates that the Progressive fantasy is creating nothing but disillusionment, leading our great county down a self-destructive path. Film maker Joel Gilbert rightly depicts America at a crossroads between reality and fantasy. Highly recommended!
—General Paul E. Vallely, Major General, US Army (ret)
Joel Gilbert takes a serious theme–how socialism (disguised as progressivism) threatens to destroy our freedom and prosperity and fashions it into an imaginative, creative, biting and yes, genuinely funny movie. There’s No Place Like Utopia manages to be both instructive and entertaining. It should be to the current elections what Dinesh di Souza’s documentary 2016 was to the 2012 elections, only this time, given the very different atmosphere, Gilbert’s film could have a real political impact.
—Rael Jean Isaac, The Wall Street Journal