Source: The Washington Post
On the eve of a critical election in 2004, Michael Moore released “Fahrenheit 9/11,” a hand-grenade of a movie that made many liberals giddy and many conservatives apoplectic.
Here we go again.
At the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Moore unveiled “Fahrenheit 11/9,” a spiritual follow-up to his George W. Bush-era bombshell, which remains the highest-grossing documentary in history.
The new film, which The Washington Post was given an early look at, has similar techniques as its predecessor: using its director’s colorfully incredulous voice to expose the complicity of the political system and maybe sway an election in the process.
But unlike in that film, a Republican president is only one of Moore’s targets. As many shots as he takes at President Trump, the provocateur filmmaker is also eager to expose a Democratic establishment he says has not done enough to push back against the White House or advance a progressive agenda.
“One of the reasons I made this movie is that I’ve come to the conclusion that the old guard of the Democratic Party is a greater roadblock to social progress than Trump is,” Moore said in an interview. “Because they’re taking half-measures, because they’re beholden to the same money and interests.”
Read the story at The Washington Post.
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