Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore announced via his Twitter account on Tuesday that he will premiere his latest documentary, TRUMPLAND, at the IFC Center in New York on Tuesday evening. Following the free screening, the film will have a limited theatrical release at the IFC Center starting on October 19.
Moore is tagging the film as one which “the Ohio Republicans tried to shut down,” in which Moore dives right into hostile territory with his daring and hilarious one-man show, deep in the heart of Trumpland in the weeks before the 2016 election.
The film is based on Moore’s one-man play which he planned to perform at a theater in Ohio and record for a nationwide audience and release before Election Day. According to Moore, he was banned from producing the show when officials deemed him to be too controversial. The theater, however, insists that their decision to stop him from performing the show was based on other factors.
Moore has been a lightning rod for controversy for years, known for his politically-themed films including his Oscar-winning 2003 documentary Bowling for Columbine which centered around gun rights issues, his Oscar-nominated 2008 documentary Sicko which addressed issues surrounding national healthcare, and last year’s Where to Invade Next. His films have had mixed success at the box office, with a strong outlier being the 2004 indictment of President George W. Bush’s foreign policy, Fahrenheit 9/11, which made over $220 million internationally.
Moore is repped by WME.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor