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Tomorrow’s release of the movie version of “Atlas Shrugged” is focusing attention on Ayn Rand’s 1957 opus and the free-market ideas it espouses. Book sales for “Atlas” have always been brisk—and all the more so in the past few years, as actual events have mirrored Rand’s nightmare vision of economic collapse amid massive government expansion. Conservatives are now hailing Rand as a tea party Nostradamus, hence the timing of the movie’s premiere on tax day.

When Rand created the character of Wesley Mouch, it’s as though she was anticipating Barney Frank (D., Mass). Mouch is the economic czar in “Atlas Shrugged” whose every move weakens the economy, which in turn gives him the excuse to demand broader powers. Mr. Frank steered Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to disaster with mandates for more lending to low-income borrowers. After Fannie and Freddie collapsed under the weight of their subprime mortgage books, Mr. Frank proclaimed last year: “The way to cure that is to give us more authority.” Mouch couldn’t have said it better himself.

Posted on April 14, 2011 1:46 am UTC in the Wall Street Journal by Joshua Zader

Below is a list of local theaters showing the film:

Angelika Film Center
5321 East Mockingbird Lane Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75206
Studio Movie Grill
11170 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75243


AMC Stonebriar
2601 Preston Road, Frisco, TX 75034

Fort Worth:

West 7th Street Movie Tavern
2872 Crockett Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107


Cinemark Tinseltown 17
911 State Hwy 114 W, Grapevine, TX 75051


Rave Motion Pictures North East Mall 18
1101 Melbourne Road, Hurst, TX 76053


Cinemark West Plano and XD
3800 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75093


Harkins Southlake Towne Square14
1450 Plaza Place, Southlake, TX 76092-7664