Michael Moore Documentary About President Trump Will Be Released in September
Political filmmaker Michael Moore just announced the release date for his upcoming documentary about President Donald Trump.
Moore appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Thursday, revealing that his new film entitled “Fahrenheit 11/9” will be released September 21.
The title of the film is a nod to his popular 2004 film that focused on George W. Bush and his controversial War on Terror, becoming the highest-grossing documentary at the American box office of all time and winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
It’s also an allusion to the day when Donald Trump was officially declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election, over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Moore told Colbert that the film is about “how the hell we got in this situation, and how we’re going to get out of it.”
Although disclosing that he is still in the final stages of editing the film, Moore shared a short sneak peek as part of his appearance as well.
“When are people going to get off the couch? And When are we going to rise up?” said Moore during his interview, about the need for non-violent resistance to Trump administration policies.
Discussing the zero-tolerance rule that resulted in immigrant children being separated from parents entering the United States at the Mexico border, he asked, “What would you do, each of you in the audience, if they snatched your child from you?”
Moore has been outspoken about his disapproval of President Trump. He started the website TrumpiLeaks in May 2017, to encourage whistleblowers to provide information about Donald Trump. Moore was inspired to create the site after witnessing the firings by Trump of three law enforcement officials, including United States Attorney Preet Bharara, former acting United States Attorney General Sally Yates, and former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey.
Buzz has been building about this upcoming documentary since last year, when a project titled “Fahrenheit 11/9” was announced by the Weinstein Company in May 2017.