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Moore sees ‘A Love Story’ in Taxpayers Debt Doc

Michael Moore has settled on Capitalism: A Love Story as the title for his bailout documentary. To be released on the 2nd of October, and what should be a premiere gala screening at the Toronto Film Festival a couple of weeks beforehand, Moore explains the odd choice for a film title as “the perfect date movie….it’s got it all — lust, passion, romance and 14,000 jobs being eliminated every day. It’s a forbidden love, one that dare not speak its name. Heck, let’s just say it: It’s capitalism.”

Michael Moore has settled on Capitalism: A Love Story as the title for his bailout documentary. To be released on the 2nd of October, and what should be a premiere gala screening at the Toronto Film Festival a couple of weeks beforehand, Moore explains the odd choice for a film title as “the perfect date movie….it’s got it all — lust, passion, romance and 14,000 jobs being eliminated every day. It’s a forbidden love, one that dare not speak its name. Heck, let’s just say it: It’s capitalism.”

I imagine that his connect the dots style of investigative docu filmmaking will expose the bad seeds that pushed the U.S. Senate to approve a $700 billion bailout for Wall Street, and while I expect Moore to go eleven rounds with the Republicans, I wouldn’t be surprised if the current Obama administration takes one on the chin from the very liberal filmmaker in the late stages of the doc. Moore who last released Sicko is probably fuming at how congress passed a 700 billion hand out – money that could have been spent on free healthcare.  

So who will Moore blame the most? The people who took out the loans? The profiteers on Wall Street? The Bush folk who backed the handout? or the Declaration of Independence for propagating the notion of the American dream? And another question: after great titles such as Bowling for Columbine, and Fahrenheit 9/11, what do you think of this one? 

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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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