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MM IN TRUMPLAND

MM IN TRUMPLAND

facingthemFull Title = Michael Moore in Trumpland

Astonishing piece of guerilla filmmaking (part exhortation part mea culpa) from a great American gadfly. Bravo, Michael Moore! (JLH: 5/5)

© Jan Lisa Huttner (10/24/16) FF2 Media

Review by FF2 Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner

Question One: Have I really seen all of MM's prior docs, or is that just hubris on my part?

I walk out of Michael Moore in Trumpland, and this is the first thing I ask myself. The answer is important to me because I feel like I've just seen something fundamentally different even though so much of it is familiar. The answer is yes. Yes, I have seen all of the documentary films Michael Moore has released in theatres from Roger & Me in 1989 right up to Where to Invade Next in 2015. (I specify "documentaries" because I never saw his feature film Canadian Bacon, nor have I seen much of work he did specifically for television). But my creds are good. I have seen all the docs and supported them all too.

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Top Photo: Michael Moore faces a skeptical crowd in Clinton, Ohio.

Bottom Photo: Moore makes his appeal to the crowd on a set dressed with cozy furniture, surrounded by huge photos of Hillary Rodham Clinton as a young, idealistic Baby Boomer.

Photo Credits:

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Me with Michael Moore after afternoon screening at IFC Center in Manhattan. Photo Credit: Richard Bayard Miller (10/22/16)