Michael Moore at the Women’s March in Washington.
Michael Moore is resisting Trump in the best way he knows how: by making a documentary.
Titled Fahrenheit 11/9 – a reference to both the day Trump became president and Moore’s own George W. Bush-era documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 – the new movie promises to "be key in dissolving Trump’s ‘teflon’ shield and, in turn, his presidency," per the press release.
Explained Moore in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter):
No matter what you throw at him, it hasn’t worked. No matter what is revealed, he remains standing. Facts, reality, brains cannot defeat him. Even when he commits a self-inflicted wound, he gets up the next morning and keeps going and tweeting. That all ends with this movie.
Fahrenheit 11/9 will be distributed by The Weinstein Co., whose Harvey Weinstein says he is "ecstatic to be part of this revolution."
"There is no greater part of what we can do right now than to have the power to bring Michael Moore to a mass audience," added Weinstein. (And if it makes the Weinsteins some money, that’s nice too — as he points out, Fahrenheit 9/11 "broke all records" to become the highest-grossing documentary of all time.)
As of yet, there’s no word on when Fahrenheit 11/9 will hit theaters.
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The "All-Seeing Trump" fortune telling machine outside the debut of Michael Moore’s "surprise" documentary about Donald Trump — who was merely the Republican nominee at the time.
Moore has been very vocal about his contempt for Trump – and prescient about the country’s reactions to the 45th President. Before the election, he was one of the few voices on the left to predict a Trump win.
His fear of that outcome spurred him to make Michael Moore in TrumpLand, a one-man show that he turned into a quickie documentary. (Despite the title, it was really more of a pro-Clinton presentation than an anti-Trump screed.) The filmed version was released in theaters and on VOD last October.
Since Trump’s victory, Moore has been a vocal and visible presence at protests (the image up top was taken at the Women’s March in DC this past January). Earlier this month, he announced a one-man Broadway show called The Terms of My Surrender, about "a country that’s just elected a madman."
Fahrenheit 11/9, then, is just the latest salvo in his fight against the current administration. Sure, his promises that all of Trump’s nonsense will "end" with this new movie are probably overblown. But we’ll gladly root for anything that might make a difference.