The filmmaker’s latest work is aimed squarely at getting your ass to the polls.
Michael Moore was right. His last film, Michael Moore in TrumpLand, was one of the few prominent works that took the prospect of a Trump presidency deadly seriously, and its approach—an impassioned argument not against Trump, but in support of Hillary Clinton—was a noted departure from the filmmaker’s trademark confrontational style. In the time since, he’s taken his brand of activist art to Broadway, pushing what’s been one of his central arguments since 2016: liberal America needs to actually get in the fight, and be as aggressive in its goals as their GOP counterparts.
Moore’s next film is the latest thrust in his effort. Called Fahrenheit 11/9, Moore is positioning it as a sequel of sorts to 2004’s Fahrenheit 9/11, his feature-length argument against the Bush administration, the invasion of Iraq, and the War on Terror, and how they served as pivotal moment in the erosion of the idea of American freedom. Fahrenheit 11/9 is making an argument just as severe, taking current events (take your pick, honestly, there’s no shortage of horrible stuff going on) to support his notion that, if the country stays on its current course, Donald Trump will be “the last American president.”
Set to premiere on September 21, 2018, Moore is clearly hoping Fahrenheit 11/9 serves as fuel that will motivate the public to get involved in the midterm elections. Will it succeed where Michael Moore in TrumpLand failed? Who knows! Go vote, though.
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