Michael Moore releases film on Donald Trump
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker and author Michael Moore has released a documentary titled “Michael Moore in TrumpLand”, his take on the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The film was premiered at the IFC Center here on Tuesday night for free, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
The 73-minute film will begin its theatrical run on Wednesday at the IFC Center (for one week only) and Laemmle Town Center 5 in Encino.
“We are flying by the seat of our pants here,” said Moore, who has been an outspoken opponent of Trump throughout the presidential election, at the premiere of the film.
“Our goal is to have as many Americans see this over the next five or 10 days,” he added.
The live performance film — which sees Moore speaking about the two candidates onstage, and supposing what would happen if each were to become the next US president — was shot less than two weeks ago over two consecutive nights at a venue in Wilmington, Ohio.
Since the film was announced, a handful of theatres have called to screen over the next two weeks before the election next month.
“We will hopefully have an announcement on that over the next 24 to 36 hours. It’s all coming together in a very rapid-fire way. Lots of people have been contacting us to see how they can help us,” said Moore, adding that the film will soon be available on VOD as well.
The movie also includes an imagined news segment that covers what would happen if Trump wins.
Moore explained that he made the documentary because Democrats should not strategise for their presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s victory by solely scaring people off Trump, as support for Clinton is not necessarily locked-in.