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Michael Moore Makes Us Feel Good About Giving

It was originally supposed to be a concrete sequel to Fahrenheit 9/11, but the financial crisis was a lot more “current” than George Bush’s administration.

It was originally supposed to be a concrete sequel to Fahrenheit 9/11, but the financial crisis was a lot more “current” than George Bush’s administration. In what should be considered a sub-genre of documentry film (has the term docu-comedy been coined yet?) Michael Moore sticks his head and hat out for a documentary film (Oct. 2nd) that “focuses on the global financial crisis and the U.S. economy looks at the meltdown via his usual satirical view point. It observes the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what Moore described as “the biggest robbery in the history of this country” – the massive transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions.”

I guess Moore must be at the completion stages for the Paramount Vantage/Overture project if he is making teaser trailers like this one. Look for the currently untitled Michael Moore doc to get its world premiere at TIFF in September. 

 

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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