HOUSTON, Texas - Here's a Christmas present for all you film buffs. It seems Sony Pictures is releasing "The Interview" after all and just in time for the holidays. The controversial film about a plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un had been pulled from distribution last week after computers at Sony were hacked. The FBI said the hack came from North Korea. The totalitarian regime also issued threats to the U.S. saying, "Counteraction will be boldly taken against the White House, the Pentagon and the whole U.S. mainland, the cesspool of terrorism."
People around the country were outraged, feeling that free speech and artistic expression were being censored by a mad dictator half-way around the world. But now a small number of independent theaters, including the Alamo Drafthouse in Houston, are set to show the comedy on Christmas Day. Representatives from the theater say they are excited to give people a chance to see it.
Sony may also release the film via video-on-demand. Even the White House released a statement saying, "The president applauds Sony's decision to authorize screenings of the film."
So in the end, free speech is still alive and well in America.