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Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival Unveils Historic 2016 Lineup

24 June 2016 4:05 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Michael Moore’s 12th annual Traverse City Film Festival is right around the corner. This year the celebration will run from July 26 -31 in Michigan and boast over 200 film screenings. Unlike any other, the historical events will feature productions like “The 33,” “Citizen Kane,” “Dope,” “Hell or High Water,” “Here Alone,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” “Mustang” and many more critically acclaimed films.

Some of this year’s special events also include Michiganders Make Movies, a selection of films made by people from Michigan, free morning filmmaker panels, Kids Fest, midnight movie interruptions with comedian Doug Benson, The Sidebar: Food on Film and Open Space, an outdoor cinema under the stars.

Read More: Review: Has Michael Moore Gone Soft? With ‘Where to Invade Next,’ He Changes His Tune

Traverse City Film Festival will also include films centering around the Presidential election and a worldwide live screening event of Moore’s new picture, »

- Liz Calvario

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Review: T-rex, Young Boxer on the Right, if Rocky, Road

22 June 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

"It was just something I liked to do," explains Claressa Shields, aka T-Rex. What she likes to do is box, which sets her apart from her high school classmates in Flint, Michigan (better known to documentary film devotees as the hometown of Michael Moore). Even at the age of 16, however, Claressa is sufficiently self-aware to know she that must always keep improving if she is to succeed as a boxer. That may be why it looks like the weight of the world is upon her muscular shoulders as the movie bearing her nickname begin. Her downcast attitude in front of a handful of reporters and supporters is touching, and then's revealed she won the fight. But the 2012 Olympics in London, England -- where...

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Sheffield Doc/Fest reports record figures; reveals 2017 dates

22 June 2016 8:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Documentary festival attended by Sir David Attenborough, Michael Moore and Tilda Swinton among others.

Sheffield Doc/Fest (June 10-15) has reported record figures for its 23rd edition and confirmed that the edition will run June 9-14, 2017.

This year’s documentary festival, the first delivered by festival director Liz McIntyre, reported an increase of 4.6% on 2015 numbers, including industry delegates and public audiences.

A total of 32,769 people attended, including 3,534 industry delegates (up from 3,422 in 2015) who travelled from 60 countries, and 29,235 members of the public (up from 27,917 in 2015).

Audiences were drawn by big names from the documentary world including Us director Michael Moore, whose Where To Invade Next opened the festival; Sir David Attenborough, who was in conversation before a sold out crowd; Palme d’Or winning director Ken Loach; and legendary doc filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Other names included Joanna Lumley, Adam Buxton, Professor Green, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Louis Theroux, Freddie Flintoff, Reggie Yates, [link »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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‘Hillary’s America’: Why It Could Make a Big Impact on the Box Office (and the Election) — Reality Checks

21 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Right wing conservatives finally have their answer to Michael Moore — with the box-office numbers to prove it.

After many years of conservative stumbles at the movies — i.e. “Michael Moore Hates America,” “Celsius 41.11,” “Cool It,” “Occupy Unmasked” — author-turned-filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza has blazed a trail of anti-progressive film propaganda that’s unmatched. In the last five years, D’Souza has scored the top two highest-grossing non-concert, non-Disney documentaries at the U.S. box office, 2012’s “Obama’s America” ($33.5 million) and 2014’s “America: Imagine the World Without Her” ($14.4 million). (Third place: Last year’s “Amy,” which earned $8.4 million.)

Read More: The Curious Saga of Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America’ Continues

Put aside for a moment that D’Souza’s work has been called “fact-twisting, error-laden paranoia [and] the worst kind of smear journalism” (Columbia Journalism Review), a “laughable embarrassment” (Salon) and a “national disgrace” (The New York Times); in today’s challenging theatrical movie business, »

- Anthony Kaufman

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‘Roseanne for President!’ Trailer: A ‘Serious’ Comedian Runs For President

17 June 2016 1:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Roseanne for President!” follows Roseanne Barr’s 2012 Presidential campaign on the “Green Tea Party” ticket, in which she advocated, among other positions, for the legalization of marijuana and the return of the guillotine as capital punishment. Barr’s campaign received a divided response from the public, with some claiming that it was a publicity stunt approaching performance art, while others argued that it was a genuine attempt to reach the highest office in the country. She eventually lost to candidate Jill Stein, but Barr later announced she would run on the Peace and Freedom Party. By the end of her campaign, Barr received over 65,000  votes nationwide. Watch the trailer for the film above, featuring talking heads from Michael Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, Sandra Bernhard, and more.

Read More: Tribeca: Roseanne Barr On Why She Considers Herself ‘President for Life’

Barr began her career in stand-up comedy in the early 1980’s »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Let Me Make You A Martyr’ Exclusive Trailer: Marilyn Manson Plays A Hit Man On A Mission From Mark Boone Junior

15 June 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

 

Let Me Make You a Martyr” follows Larry Glass (Mark Boone Junior), an abusive father, drug dealer, and pimp who hires hit man Pope (Marilyn Manson) to kill his rebellious adopted son Drew (Niko Nicotera) and his lover and adopted sister June Glass (Sam Quartin). The film also stars Michael Potts (“Conspiracy Theory”), Slaine (“The Town”), William Lee Scott (“Pearl Harbor’), Michael Shamus Wiles (“Fight Club”), and more. Watch the exclusive new trailer above.

Read More: 19th Fantasia International Film Festival Announces 2015 Winners

Marilyn Manson is best known as the frontman of the Marilyn Manson band, whose music garnered much controversy from politicians and the public for their nihilistic lyrics, graphic imagery, and provocative statements. Manson got tied up in the aftermath of the deadly Columbine shooting when he was blamed by politicians and the media for inciting the violence with his music. Manson has appeared in many films including David Lynch’s “Lost Highway,” Michael Moore’s “Bowling For Columbine,” in which he discussed the media’s interest in scapegoating rather than focusing on broader societal issues, and a recurring role on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy.”

Mark Boone Junior is best known for his role on “Sons of Anarchy,” along with his performances in Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” and “Batman Begins,” Terrence Malick’s “The Thin Red Line,” and David Fincher’s “Seven.” He will soon appear in Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation,” about Nat Turner, the leader of a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia in 1831.

Let Me Make You a Martyr” will premiere at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal next month. Manson will be in attendance.

Read More: Marilyn Manson Confirmed As Star Of Quentin Dupieux’s Cannes Short Film ‘Wrong Cops

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- Vikram Murthi

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Doc/Fest 2016: Cameraperson review

14 June 2016 11:43 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ In Ways of Seeing, art critic John Berger speaks about the evolution of how we understand images and the point at which "the specific vision of the image-maker was also recognised as part of the vision. An image became a record of how X had seen Y." Such a consideration lies at the very heart of Kirsten Johnson's exceptional new documentary Cameraperson, a reflection on more than two decades spent shooting non-fiction cinema. Her work with luminaries of the medium including the likes of Kirby Dick, Michael Moore and Laura Poitras already makes her a prominent figure in shaping modern documentary.

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- CineVue UK

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Doc/Fest 2016: Programme highlights

14 June 2016 1:22 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

One of the annual highlights of the documentary calendar, Sheffield Doc/Fest returns this June (10-15) with another reassuringly full programme that's true testament to the current health of factual filmmaking. Opening this year's festival is the UK premiere of the wildly entertaining Where to Invade Next, Oscar-winning director Michael Moore's valiant return to form as he takes tips from Europe and beyond on a quest to solve America's ills. Closing the festival is Tilda Swinton's The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger, a loving tribute to the English novelist, painter and poet.

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- CineVue UK

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Louis Theroux reveals Scientology "old school tactics"

13 June 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The documentarian talked about the fallout from My Scientology Movie, which examines the controversial religion.

British filmmaker Louis Theroux has revealed an “ongoing scary legal scrutiny” by the Church of Scientology nearly a year after making documentary My Scientology Movie.

Speaking at Sheffield Doc/Fest, where the film screened on Saturday (June 10), Theroux said: “Since making it little things have happened.

“Anything I, John [Dower, director] or Simon [Chinn, producer] say or tweet will be on the radar of the Church of Scientology and they are looking for slip-ups, grounds for legal suits. There’s an ongoing scary legal scrutiny.”

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Where to Invade Next review – smirk alarm

12 June 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Michael Moore insults his audience with this attempt to improve America with policies appropriated from Europe

Michael Moore repackages the smug, disingenuous approach that he brought to the topic of healthcare in Sicko and broadens it out to cover the whole gamut of America’s social ills. In this smirking travelogue, he lumbers around Europe brandishing an American flag and a can of Coca-Cola, appropriating ideas and policies that he would like to see back in the Us. And while the Finnish education system, Italian paid holidays and Iceland’s robust approach to its own banking crisis should be a cause for pride for each of those countries, Moore’s partisan and simplistic approach feels more like a big, fat insult to audience intelligence rather than an effective call to arms.

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- Wendy Ide

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Barbara Boxer Tells Bill Maher She’s ‘Leaning’ Toward Legalizing Weed (Video)

11 June 2016 8:11 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Real Time With Bill Maher” welcomed California Senator Barbara Boxer to his show on Friday night and the weed enthusiast immediately called her out for not defending Prop 19, a failed California state ballot initiative in 2010 that would have legalized marijuana-related activities in the state. Maher then nudged Boxer on the issue, saying it’s been six years. “Well, I’m actually going to surprise you. I’m leaning in favor . Leaning,” Boxer said before explaining that she’s concerned about one particular issue. Also Read: Michael Moore, Bill Maher Vow to 'Take Down' Donald Trump (Video) “From Colorado and Washington State, »

- Brian Flood

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Michael Moore films ranked from worst to best

10 June 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Matthew Lee ranks Michael Moore’s films from worst to best…

Where to Invade Next? opens up in UK theatres today [read our review here]. Here at Flickering Myth I thought it’d be worthwhile to look back on the controversial filmmakers work to see if Michael Moore’s sentiment still holds up. Did some of his warnings come to fruition, or was it all sensationalism? Does Moore warrant such backlashes? And how sentimental is he truly? In short, below is the man’s list.

8 – Slacker Uprising

This will be brief entry for his most forgettable to-date film (I also bet some of you have never heard of this film), as I shall highlight why this is also Michael Moore’s worst.

Plot: Michael Moore travels across the country to various college and university campuses to get the slacking youth off of their sofas, and into the voting booths to get George W. Bush out of office. »

- Matthew Lee

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Michael Moore: 'Donald Trump is like the sound of dying dinosaurs' – video interview

10 June 2016 3:13 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

With the release of his new documentary, Where to Invade Next, director Michael Moore tells Owen Jones that a UK vote for Brexit would be like a Premier League team asking for relegation. He also discusses Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and why Tony Blair is more responsible for the Iraq war than George Bush

Michael Moore: ‘Britain is a toxic place’ Where to Invade Next review – Moore’s upbeat socialism is a welcome correctiveAn extended version of this video is available on Owen Jones’s YouTube channelIn a live cinema broadcast, Owen Jones is in conversation with Michael Moore as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest

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- Owen Jones, Adam Sich and Irene Baqué

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Sheffield Doc/Fest: Window on the World

10 June 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Documentary filmmakers will descend on Sheffield in the coming days to offer a window on the past, present and virtual future. Michael Rosser reports

The 23rd Sheffield Doc/Fest (June 10-15) kicks off today and promises to be one of its most eclectic to date, with its typically diverse line-up of documentaries from around the world complemented by big name speakers and a major showcase of virtual reality content.

Its 160 feature and short films will be bookended by opening film Where To Invade Next, from Oscar-winning Us director Michael Moore, and The Seasons In Quincy: Four Portraits Of John Berger. Moore and actress Tilda Swinton, a co-director on the latter doc, will both be in Sheffield to present their films.

Moore’s film and accompanying Q&A will also be live streamed to 120 cinemas across the UK through distributor Dogwoof – the second time Doc/Fest has done this, following Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Where to Invade Next review – Moore's upbeat socialism is a welcome corrective

9 June 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Invading various countries to bring their socially responsible ideas back to the Us, Michael Moore’s bracing new doc is doggedly simple, and valuable

This isn’t what you might expect, though it’s quite in line with what Michael Moore has said before. There’s a more positive, upbeat note than usual, though. Moore has created a punchy and exhilarating tribute to the various liberal-welfarist traditions of nations from Europe and elsewhere. He cheerfully tours around, “invading” these countries and pinching their good ideas, with a view to bringing them back to the Us, ideas such as France’s healthy school meals, Italy’s statutory paid holidays and Germany’s worker participation in boardrooms – defending them as tax-efficient and socially necessary.

This movie is a cousin to his excellent Sicko, an attack on America’s private health insurance, and in its scepticism about America’s military spending it’s »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Sheffield Doc/Fest: Watch trailers for films in competition

9 June 2016 1:13 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tasters of the films in competition at this week’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Click here to see the full competition line-ups.

Opening FilmWhere To Invade Next - Michael Moore Grand JuryJim: The James Foley Story - Brian Oakes Brothers - Wojciech Staron The Settlers - Shimon Dotan Bobby Sands: 66 Days - Brendan J Byrne Presenting Princess Shaw - Ido Haar City 40 - Samira Goetschel  Tempestad - Tatiana Huezo The Land of the Enlightened - Pieter-Jan De Pue Notes On Blindness - Peter Middleton, James Spinney Environmental JurySeed: The Untold Story - Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz Kivalina - Gina Abatemarco Freightened - The Real Price of Shipping - Denis Delestrac »

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Michael Moore on Brexit: Why would you do this? – video

9 June 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Filmmaker Michael Moore, speaking on Thursday in London, comments on the prospect of the UK leaving the European Union and the possibility that Donald Trump could become president of the United State. On the EU referendum, Moore asks why would the UK consider leaving the EU after it’s huge role in the unification of the continent. He also comments on Trump and says the republican candidate needs to be taken ‘very seriously’

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- Guardian Staff

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Full Press Conference: Michael Moore on Trump, Brexit & courting controversy with Where to Invade Next

9 June 2016 12:27 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It is almost thirty years since Michael Moore shot to prominence with his heartfelt examination of the real world implication of General Motors’ downsizing policy in Roger & Me. Though his heart remains in Flint, Michigan Moore’s incredulous eye and insistence on getting a straight answer pushed him to become to a spokesperson for an […]

The post Full Press Conference: Michael Moore on Trump, Brexit & courting controversy with Where to Invade Next appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Jon Lyus

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Michael Moore: 'Britain is a toxic place'

9 June 2016 8:57 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Director lists Tony Blair, top-up fees and ‘bonkers’ Brexit campaign as black marks against the UK, with the rise of Jeremy Corbyn the only ray of light

The UK is a “toxic place”, according to the Oscar-winning documentary film-maker Michael Moore, who has cited university fees, a lean towards privatised healthcare and Tony Blair’s support for the Iraq war as reasons why, for him, Britain feels poisonous.

The director of Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 was speaking at a London press conference for his new film, Where to Invade Next. In the film Moore visits various European countries and “claims” their best features for America, from Italy’s holiday entitlement to Norway’s prison system to France’s school lunches. The UK is not featured.

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- Henry Barnes

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Michael Moore talks Brexit, Donald Trump

9 June 2016 8:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The documentary film-maker voiced his opinions at a press conference ahead of the release Where To Invade Next.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of the release of his documentary Where To Invade Next, Us director Michael Moore has expressed surprise at the prospect of Britain exiting the European Union as a result of the forthcoming referendum.

“It’s not my place to tell you what you should do, but as an outsider I can say ‘Why would you do this?’, Europe exists today in a large part because of you, the UK, you sacrificed and suffered in the 1930s and 40s to save Europe, why would you want to leave?,” he said.

Where To Invade Next, which sees Moore travelling across Europe searching for positive lessons that the Us can learn from other nations, is being released in the UK by Dogwoof tomorrow (June 10) and opens Sheffield Doc/Fest this weekend.

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