Moore released the footage Thursday, six weeks before the documentary hits theaters on September 21.
Flint, Michigan's man-made, lead-poisoned water crisis began in 2014 and resulted in strict regulations being enacted at a state level in 2018, with the water's lead levels finally dropping below federal safety levels in 2017.
Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9 is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live.
The trailer includes footage of Trump rallies, neo-Nazi protests, Roger Stone, Parkland shooting survivors, and Moore himself hosing down the gated lawn of MI governor Rick Snyder with water from Flint. The date refers to when Trump was declared victor of the 2016 election: November 9th. It received a 20-minute standing ovation at its Cannes premiere.
Moore won his first Oscar for the 2002 documentary Bowling for Columbine, which explored lack of gun control in the United States, took on the NRA, as well as explored what Moore perceived as hysteria created by the news media and major advertising corporations and its effect on Americans.
Shortly before its theatrical bow, Fahrenheit 11/9 - a pseudo-sequel to Moore's anti-George W. Bush documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 - is set to world-premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival in early September. I'm honestly very curious to see how Moore tackles this, as he has been very vocal on Twitter the last few years, talking about how insane everything has become. He released it in theaters and on various other platforms, all the while warning liberals that Donald Trump was going to win the election. He essentially wants to expose Trump's "evil genius" by examining the cascade of events and sentiments that followed his presidency.
"Fuck hope. Seriously, fuck hope", Moore declared. "That all ends with this movie".
Filming on Moore's new Trump documentary has been done under a strict cloak of secrecy. We don't need hope. "Hope gives you permission to let someone else do the work". The Weinstein Company committed $6 million to make the film, but pulled funding in the wake of Harvey Weinstein's sex crimes scandal.
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