Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore has never been one to shy away from sticky situations, be it the War on Terror or Bowling for Columbine, which placed a laser focus on the heinous Columbine High School massacre more than a decade ago. Now, Moore has turned his sights on the ongoing US presidential election, and has unveiled his “October surprise” to be Michael Moore in TrumpLand.
First teased late last week via the director’s Twitter page, the feature is based on Moore’s own one-man play, and will have its premiere tonight in New York City’s IFC Center before beginning its limited theatrical run tomorrow, October 19. Cinemas in Los Angeles and NYC will host the political feature.
Moore, who recently launched Where to Invade Next, has been campaigning against Donald Trump from the get-go, which is a stark U-turn after the director swore he would never cast his vote for Hillary Clinton following her support to the Iraq War. Here’s the official logline: “See the film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down. Oscar-winner Michael Moore dives right into hostile territory with his daring and hilarious one-man show, deep in the heart of TrumpLand in the weeks before the 2016 election.”
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 19, 2016
Perhaps the most impressive thing about Michael Moore in TrumpLand is that the filmmaker has managed to keep the project under wraps for so long, announcing and then releasing the anti-Trump feature within the space of a week. It’s landed in good time for the November 8 election, too. Meanwhile, the third and final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump takes place later this evening.