Michael Moore’s new documentary is setting its sights on the current financial woes of the U.S.A. We get the following scoop from our friends at movieweb:
In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Moore’s new documentary, for Paramount Vantage and Overture Films, will turn its lens to America’s tough economic times. The film is currently without a title and according to some it will have “an end-of-the-empire tone.”
“If Moore offers a prescription for how to improve things, he may indeed find an audience that at this moment is eager for change,” said former Bill Clinton aide Craig Minassian. “But it’s going to be hard for him. What this election shows is what’s right with America, and sometimes what Michael Moore does is highlight what’s wrong with America.”
IOUSA was a film that did what Michael now set out to do, since the meltdown however, new news has no doubt come to light. This film will be like Roger & Me on a global scale; the world has become Flint Michigan (no disrespect to Seeler).
Since I was a kid I have known that times used to be better for most folks. Tales of a booming Welland before my time all I saw were rusty factories, and fading opportunity. In recent times jobs have been leaving my hometown at an even faster clip leaving many to wonder “what the hell are we going to do…move?” This current financial crisis continues to wreak havoc and if the people responsible can be fingered for their part in this, then fingered they should be.
Like Michael Moore or not, the man sparks discussion, and for that I will always be thankful.