Less than 48 hours after its existence was revealed to the world and less than 2 weeks after Michael Moore began shooting it — not finished, began — Michael Moore in TrumpLand arrives in theaters. Not surprisingly given that incredibly abbreviated schedule, the film is a bit of a mess; a heartfelt, scattershot, rarely funny, intermittently moving polemic about our country and its people.
With Where to Invade Next, audiences saw a different, more optimistic side of Michael Moore. It was a fairly fun movie — at least in comparison to Moore’s other films, which are typically a bit pessimistic about American politics. If you thought the outspoken documentarian might sustain that positive attitude for his next film, you were mistaken. Moore’s latest project is a documentary he’s been working on in secret, and it’s all about this election year’s most controversial candidate: Donald Trump.
Michael Moore is back with his first film since 2009's Capitalism: A Love Story, and this time it appears he’s gotten a little more lighthearted — and yet, the trailer for Where to Invade Next feels like peak Michael Moore, in a good way. While the first preview for his new documentary doesn’t really clarify exactly what this film is about, it is quite delightful.
Say the names Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon to conservatives, and you're likely to get an icy stare in return. So synonymous are the two with liberal politics that it only made sense for the filmmaker and the actress to sit down together for a Q&A with both each other and audience members during a 75-minute conversation sponsored by the Tribeca Film Festival.