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Weinsteins, Michael Moore partner on Trump film 'Fahrenheit 11/9'

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Weinsteins, Michael Moore partner on Trump film 'Fahrenheit 11/9'
Documentarian takes aim at Donald Trump veneer of invincibility: ‘That all ends with this movie.’

Bob and Harvey Weinstein through their Fellowship Adventure Group anounced in Cannes they have reunited with Michael Moore on the surprise Donald Trump exposé documentary Fahrenheit 11/9.

The Weinsteins have personally secured worldwide rights to the film – named after the day Trump was elected Us president on November 9, 2016, which Moore has planned for months and is currently directing.

Moore has teamed up with the Oscar-nominated documentary director-producers Meghan O’Hara, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal with whom he collaborated on Fahrenheit 9/11 – the highest grossing documentary in history on $222m worldwide.

It remains the highest grossing winner of the Palme d’Or in the history of Cannes.

No matter what you throw at him, it hasn’t worked, Moore said of the White House incumbent. “No matter what is revealed, he remains standing. Facts, reality, brains cannot defeat him. Even when he
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Weinsteins, Michael Moore partner on' Fahrenheit 11/9'

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Weinsteins, Michael Moore partner on' Fahrenheit 11/9'
Documentary-maker takes aim at Donald Trump veneer of invincibility: ‘That all ends with this movie.’

Bob and Harvey Weinstein through their Fellowship Adventure Group anounced in Cannes they have reunited with Michael Moore on the Donald Trump exposé documentary Fahrenheit 11/9.

The Weinsteins have secured worldwide rights to the film – named after the day Trump was elected Us president on November 9, 2016, and shot in secrecy over the past few months.

Moore has teamed up with the Oscar-nominated documentary director-producers Meghan O’Hara, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal with whom he collaborated on Fahrenheit 9/11 – the highest grossing documentary in history on $222m worldwide.

It remains the highest grossing winner of the Palme d’Or in the history of Cannes.

No matter what you throw at him, it hasn’t worked, Moore said of the White House incumbent. “No matter what is revealed, he remains standing. Facts, reality, brains cannot defeat him. Even when he commits a self-inflicted wound, he gets
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Trump Documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 Is Coming from Michael Moore

Trump Documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 Is Coming from Michael Moore
Bob and Harvey Weinstein announced today that, under their Fellowship Adventure Group (Fahrenheit 9/11), they have personally secured worldwide rights to Michael Moore's explosive new Donald Trump documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9. Moore, an Academy Award winner director, is helming the film, which he has kept under wraps for many months. The 11/9 in the title refers to the day Donald Trump was declared President of the United States, at 2:29Am in the morning of November 9th, 2016.

Fahrenheit 11/9 will be presented with the mix of outrage and mischievous humor that has made Moore the most successful documentary filmmaker in the world. Moore has reunited with his acclaimed team from Fahrenheit 9/11, Oscar-nominated documentary directors/producers Meghan O'Hara, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal. Filming on Moore's new Trump documentary has been done under a strict cloak of secrecy and is expected to be key in dissolving Trump's "teflon" shield and, in turn, his presidency. Here's
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Michael Moore, Harvey Weinstein Reteam for Trump Documentary ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’

Michael Moore, Harvey Weinstein Reteam for Trump Documentary ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’
Bob and Harvey Weinstein have bought worldwide rights to Michael Moore’s documentary “Fahrenheit 11/9” on President Donald Trump.

The Weinsteins made the acquisition under their Fellowship Adventure Group. Moore is currently directing the film, with the “11/9” in the title referring to the day Trump was declared President of the United States on Nov. 9.

Moore correctly predicted last June that Trump would win the White House by scoring the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.

Moore has reunited with his team from “Fahrenheit ‪9/11” — documentary directors/producers Meghan O’Hara, Tia Lessin, and Carl Deal. Tuesday’s announcement said filming has been done under a strict cloak of secrecy and is aimed at dissolving Trump’s “teflon” shield and his presidency.

No matter what you throw at him, it hasn’t worked,” says Moore. “No matter what is revealed, he remains standing. Facts, reality, brains cannot defeat him. Even when he commits a self-inflicted wound,
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Weinsteins Buy Michael Moore’s Surprise Trump Documentary ‘Fahrenheit ‪11/9’

Weinsteins Buy Michael Moore’s Surprise Trump Documentary ‘Fahrenheit ‪11/9’
Bob and Harvey Weinstein have personally acquired the worldwide rights to Michael Moore’s surprise documentary “Fahrenheit ‪11/9,” currently in production. The Weinsteins bought the film through their Fellowship Adventure Group.

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Moore has kept the film under wraps for “many months.” The “11/9” in the title refers to the day Donald Trump was declared President of the United States, at 2:29Am in the morning of November 9, 2016.

Moore was notably one of the first liberals to predict that Trump would win the Republican nomination and one of the first non-Trump supporters to call the election in his favor, which he did back in July of 2016 when virtually every media organization was predicting a victory for Clinton.

“Fahrenheit ‪11/9” will feature “the mix of outrage and mischievous humor that has made Moore the most successful documentary filmmaker in the world,
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Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival 2016: Why Every Movie In Competition is Directed by a Woman

This year, Michael Moore will use his Traverse City Film Festival to throw down the gauntlet for women filmmakers. The official selection — not the sidebar, not a spotlight — is comprised of 32 films, and every one is directed by a woman.

“Every film in our Official Selection (Us), fiction and nonfiction, is directed or co-directed by a woman,” Moore told IndieWire in an email. “And they’re all incredible movies. As an expression of tokenism usually reserved for women, I am bringing five films by American men in a sidebar called, ‘Men Make Movies —The Struggle Continues.'” There are other movies in the lineup directed by men, of course, whether foreign or classic.

Compiling the list took some digging, as Moore, admits in his Traverse City Film Festival welcome letter. But the results are impressive, ranging from Sundance hits (Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady’s documentary “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You,
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Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival 2016: Why Every Movie In Competition is Directed by a Woman

This year, Michael Moore will use his Traverse City Film Festival to throw down the gauntlet for women filmmakers. The official selection — not the sidebar, not a spotlight — is comprised of 32 films, and every one is directed by a woman.

“Every film in our Official Selection (Us), fiction and nonfiction, is directed or co-directed by a woman,” Moore told Indiewire in an email. “And they’re all incredible movies. As an expression of tokenism usually reserved for women, I am bringing five films by American men in a sidebar called, ‘Men Make Movies —The Struggle Continues.'” There are other movies in the lineup directed by men, of course, whether foreign or classic.

Compiling the list took some digging, as Moore, admits in his Traverse City Film Festival welcome letter. But the results are impressive, ranging from Sundance hits (Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady’s documentary “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You,
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Where to Invade Next

America's favorite gadfly has made something worth watching -- a European tour of Great Ideas that American would do well to steal outright -- even if many of those ideas originated here. Not that anyone will listen, but Hail the Conquering Hero just the same. Where to Invade Next Blu-ray Anchor Bay 2015 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 120 min. / Street Date May 10, 2016 / 29.99 Starring Michael Moore Cinematography Rick Rowley, Jayme Roy Film Editors Pablo Proenza, Todd Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk Produced by Carl Deal, Tia Lessin, Michael Moore Directed by Michael Moore

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Hate Michael Moore? Hate Michael Moore movies? Although Moore-o-phobes will think the title sounds like another Moore snark-fest about America's penchant for warfare, his newest picture Where to Invade Next is fundamentally unlike any of his earlier hits. It's also as (gasp) politically neutral as a sane movie can be. It's charming and uplifting, qualifiers I don't normally associate with Moore.
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Bloom scores deals for Michael Moore's 'Where To Invade Next'

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Bloom scores deals for Michael Moore's 'Where To Invade Next'
Exclusive: Michael Moore’s latest documentary has closed deals for the UK, Australia, Germany and multiple other territories.

Bloom has sold out the majority of territories on Michael Moore’s documentary Where To Invade Next, which receives its European premiere as a Berlinale Special Gala selection on February 17.

Alex Walton and his team reported an enthusiastic response to the Oscar-winner’s latest polemic, led by deals with Dogwoof for the UK, Madman for Australia and New Zealand, and Falcom for Germany and Switzerland.

Elsewhere rights have gone in: Scandinavia and Iceland (Scanbox); Benelux (Dutch Filmworks); Cis (Paradise); Portugal (Nos Lusomundo); Japan (Kadokawa); Middle East (Front Row); Italy (Good Films); and South Korea (Pancinema).

Further deals were closed in: Spain (Avalon); Hong Kong (Edko); former-Yugoslavia (Discovery and Cinemania); Greece (Odeon); Israel (United King); and Thailand (Movies Matter (Documentary Club)).

Where To Invade Next sees Moore play the role of invader as he tours the globe to learn how the
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Where To Invade Next | Review

It’s been a relatively quiet six years since Michael Moore unleashed Capitalism: A Love Story back in 2009, but little did anyone know he’s been purposefully taking a low profile, travelling the world in relative secrecy in hopes of gleaning an array of cultural wisdom to impart upon his beloved American public. With welcome but uncharacteristic positivity, Where To Invade Next wryly asks the Us military to acknowledge their history of failed attempts at infiltration and to stand aside, letting the docu-helmer take the lead instead, invading various counties in an attempt to patriotically capture cultural concepts that his home country would sorely benefit from. The film be his best since Palme d’Or winner Fahrenheit 9/11.

Armed with an American flag and his long time production crew, including producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal (valiant filmmakers in their own right), Moore set off to countries like Italy, Tunisia, Iceland,
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Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ Release Pushed Back to February

Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ Release Pushed Back to February
The national release of Michael Moore’s documentary “Where to Invade Next” has been pushed back a month to Feb. 12 from Jan. 15.

The start date for “Where to Invade Next,” which will open on about 300 screens, was moved so that Moore could stage a six-week bus tour to promote the film, starting Jan. 4. As part of the tour, Moore is planning to stage a premiere in every state.

The documentary will still keep its Oscar-qualifying run for a week in locations New York and Los Angeles starting on Dec. 23. The film has been shortlisted by the Academy’s documentary branch as one of 15 finalists for the five nominations that will be announced on Jan. 14.

Where to Invade Next” covers a range of topics, from the benefits of female leadership to prison reform, and is timed to coincide with next year’s presidential election. The film’s opening date of Feb.
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Watch: Michael Moore Hunts Down Answers in ‘Where to Invade Next’ Trailer

Watch: Michael Moore Hunts Down Answers in ‘Where to Invade Next’ Trailer
“One man will search the world for answers,” the first full trailer for Michael Moore’s documentary “Where to Invade Next” promises, released two weeks ahead of its New York and Los Angeles openings on Dec. 23.

Where to Invade Next” covers a range of topics, from the benefits of female leadership to prison reform, and appears to be timed to coincide with next year’s presidential election. The doc compares European countries’ approaches to healthcare, gun control and education with the way the U.S. tackles those issues.

“I will invade countries with names I can mostly pronounce, take the things we need from them and bring it all home,” Moore notes. “The American dream seems to be alive and well everywhere but America.”

The film debuted in September at the Toronto Film Festival, had its American premiere at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 2 and won the audience
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Aspen Film Screenings Include ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Carol’

Aspen Film Screenings Include ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Carol’
Aspen Film has set the lineup for its 24th Academy Screenings at the Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Music Festival and School, opening with “Spotlight” on Dec. 22 and closing with “Carol” on Jan. 2.

“From star-studded features directed by master filmmakers to the best independent documentaries and foreign films of the year, this big-screen celebration spotlights the highest caliber and most talked about films vying for Oscar,” said Aspen Film Artistic Director Maggie Mackay.

Other notable titles include “Amy,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Concussion,” “The Danish Girl,” “Room,” “Sicario” and “Where to Invade Next.”

Voting members of AMPAS, BAFTA and the associated guilds can receive a complimentary pass to the screenings.

24th Aspen Film Academy Screenings Program:

Tuesday, December 22

Spotlight, 7:30pm (128 min., USA)

Based on the investigation that lead to the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning expose on the Catholic Church abuse scandal, veteran filmmaker Tom McCarthy’s latest, and arguably his best,
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Michael Moore Conquers AFI Fest With ‘Where to Invade Next’ Premiere

Michael Moore Conquers AFI Fest With ‘Where to Invade Next’ Premiere
Michael Moore and an army of fans stormed AFI Fest Saturday night for the West Coast premiere of “Where to Invade Next,” the latest cinematic provocation from the documentarian behind hot-button films “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Bowling for Columbine.”

The film, Moore’s first directorial effort since “Capitalism: A Love Story” debuted six years ago, finds the populist auteur “invading” other countries – namely Iceland, Finland, Italy and France – to discover how they tackle their most pressing socioeconomic issues and determine whether those methods could ever be successfully implemented in the United States.

“The challenge we created for ourselves was to tell the story of America, but go elsewhere to do it,” Moore said, adding that the film was partially inspired by his emotional reaction to Ava DuVernay’s civil rights drama “Selma,” which featured British actor David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Centerpiece Gala screening was held at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
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Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ Gets Oscar-Qualifying Release (Exclusive)

Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ Gets Oscar-Qualifying Release (Exclusive)
Michael Moore’s documentary “Where to Invade Next” will be released in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 23, making it eligible for the Academy Awards, Variety has learned exclusively.

Where to Invade Next” is being released via an untitled new company formed in late September by former Radius Founders and Co-Presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, who are teaming with Alamo Drafthouse Founder and CEO Tim League. The trio bought “Where to Invade Next” after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The new company, which is not involved with Radius parent The Weinstein Co., made the announcement Friday. It has not yet disclosed its plans for a wider U.S. release. Moore produced the film with documentarians Carl Deal and Tia Lessin.

Where to Invade Next” covers a range of topics, from the benefits of female leadership to prison reform, and appears to be timed to coincide
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Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ Goes to New Distribution Label

Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ Goes to New Distribution Label
Michael Moore has chosen a new distributor for his documentary “Where to Invade Next,” three weeks after the film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

Former Radius Founders and Co-Presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego are teaming with Alamo Drafthouse Founder and CEO Tim League to form the yet-to-be-named distribution label.

“Together with Michael Moore and his extraordinary new film we hope to remind Americans they have the inalienable right to laugh, especially in an election year,” Quinn, Janego and League said. “We’re thrilled about our new label and can’t think of a better film or filmmaker to launch with.”

The company name and details of the new venture will be revealed at a later date.

“Where to Invade Next” was expected to be one of the hot projects of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, but a sale took longer than anticipated, closing two weeks after the fest ended.
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What’s Up Doc?: Moore Docu Surprises, Locarno Begins, Telluride, Venice & Tiff Loom

The fall festival rush is upon us. Locarno is currently ramping up. Venice has released their line-up and Thom Powers and the Toronto International Film Festival team have dropped a bomb with a previously unannounced new feature from powerhouse docu-provocateur Michael Moore. It is truly a miracle that the production of a film such as Moore’s upcoming Where To Invade Next (see still above) managed to go completely undetected by the filmmaking community until it was literally announced to world premiere at one of the largest film festivals in the world. Programmed as a one of the key films in the Special Presentations section at Tiff, the film sees Moore telling “the Pentagon to ‘stand down’ — he will do the invading for America from now on.” Also announced to premiere at Tiff was Avi LewisThis Changes Everything, which has slowly been rising up this list, as well as
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Haigh, Barthes & Terence Nance Among Ifp Independent Film Week Participants

The premiere post-tiff destination (September 20-25th) in the film community and a major leg up for narrative and non-fiction films in development, the Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp) announced a whopping 140 projects selected for the Project Forum at the upcoming Ifp Independent Film Week. Made up of several sections (Rbc’s Emerging Storytellers program, No Borders International Co-Production Market and Spotlight on Documentaries), we find latest updates from the likes of docu-helmers Doug Block (112 Weddings) and Lana Wilson (After Tiller), and among the narrative items we find headliners in Andrew Haigh (coming off the well received 45 Years), Sophie Barthes (Cold Souls and Madame Bovary), Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty), Lawrence Michael Levine (Wild Canaries), Jorge Michel Grau (We Are What We Are), Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal (Stranger Things) and new faces in Sundance’s large family in Charles Poekel (Christmas, Again) and Olivia Newman (First Match). Here
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“I Can Make This Happen”: Danny Glover on Producing

Danny Glover is one of America’s most beloved actors, but few know about his equally impressive accomplishments as a producer. He’s served as executive producer on multiple films to help see them through to completion, and with Joslyn Barnes he created his own company, Louverture Films, in order to give voice to underrepresented filmmakers. Their first project, Abderrahmane Sissako’s award-winning 2006 Bamako, was followed by an incredibly rich slate of films, including Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s Trouble the Water, Eugene Jarecki’s The House I Live In, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Palme d’Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. They recently released […]
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“I Can Make This Happen”: Danny Glover on Producing

Danny Glover is one of America’s most beloved actors, but few know about his equally impressive accomplishments as a producer. He’s served as executive producer on multiple films to help see them through to completion, and with Joslyn Barnes he created his own company, Louverture Films, in order to give voice to underrepresented filmmakers. Their first project, Abderrahmane Sissako’s award-winning 2006 Bamako, was followed by an incredibly rich slate of films, including Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s Trouble the Water, Eugene Jarecki’s The House I Live In, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Palme d’Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. They recently released […]
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