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Michael Moore’s Broadway Show Panned by The New York Times: ‘As Confusing Politically As it Is Theatrically’

11 August 2017 7:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Throughout his tenure as America’s most provocative political filmmaker, Michael Moore has had more successes than failures; “Roger & Me,” “Bowling for Columbine,” and “Fahrenheit 9/11” were all high points. The Donald Trump presidency seems to have stretched his creativity a bit thin; his live stage show taping from 2016, “Michael Moore in Trumpland,” provided a few laughs and nothing more. A Broadway show, however, has its own challenges, and Moore is learning this the hard way after a scathing review in The New York Times.

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“Still, you don’t have to disagree with Mr. Moore’s politics to find that his shtick has become disagreeable with age,” wrote Times theater critic Jesse Green. “‘The Terms of My Surrender,’ which opened on Thursday at the Belasco, is a bit like being stuck at Thanksgiving dinner with a garrulous, »

- Jude Dry

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Beef up for Canada's 150th birthday with these movies set north of the border!

30 June 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Beef up for Canada's 150th birthday with these movies set north of the border!Beef up for Canada's 150th birthday with these movies set north of the border!Zachary Dent6/30/2017 10:01:00 Am

Canada Day only comes once a year and what better way to appreciate this northern paradise than with a movie that takes place within our borders. After all the eating, drinking, barbecuing, and partying, it's nice to kick back, relax, and take in a Canadian classic. We've got a list of some pretty great ones! So take a gander below and check out a few movies that take place close to home.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Based on Canadian Bryan Lee O'Malley's popular graphic novel series, director Edgar Wright condensed a seven-part saga into one epic, Toronto-set film. From notable places like Casa Loma, concert venues like Lee's Palace, and famous intersections like Bloor and »

- Zachary Dent

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Topics Michael Moore Needs to Make Documentaries On

19 June 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Whether you like Michael Moore or find him the worst type of blowhard, one thing is clear. People pay attention to his documentaries. Fahrenheit 911 and Bowling for Columbine are two of his most popular films. He’s taken a trip to “Trumpland” and tackled the health care controversy with “Sicko.” So what’s next for Moore? He can’t be done yet, not when the country is more divided than ever before. Here are some other topics that would serve well as Micheal Moore documentary films. 1% ers Like Me Make no mistake, ball cap and scruffy tubby appearance aside, Micheal Moore

Topics Michael Moore Needs to Make Documentaries On »

- Virginia Repka-Franco

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Pilgrim Media & Rebelhouse Team On ‘Soufra’ Documentary; Russell Simmons Boards ‘Romeo Is Bleeding’ Docu

6 June 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Pilgrim Media Group is making its first foray into the feature documentary space, teaming with Rebelhouse Group on Soufra, a documentary feature from director Thomas Morgan (Waiting For Mamu). Kathleen Glynn (Bowling For Columbine) is producing, with Morgan, Trevor Hall and Craig Piligian serving as producers and Susan Sarandon executive producer. The docu chronicles the story of Mariam Shaar who, along with a diverse group of equally driven women, transcended the… »

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Susan Sarandon to Produce Refugee Camp Documentary ‘Soufra’

6 June 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Susan Sarandon has come on board to executive produce the refugee camp feature film documentary “Soufra” with Rebelhouse Group and Pilgrim Media Group producing,

Taken from the Arabic word for feast, “Soufra” chronicles the story of Mariam Shaar who transcended the limitations of life in an impoverished refugee camp to launch a successful catering company.

Shaar has spent her entire life in Burj El Barajneh, a refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon, where living conditions in the camp are extremely poor and women typically work as cleaners or in factories. Shaar mobilized a team of Syrian, Iraqi, Palestinian, and Lebanese women — all residents of the camp — and formed a self-sufficient catering company that quietly expanded throughout Beirut. Her goal is to own and operate a Soufra food truck, and to use its revenue to build a children’s center in Burj El Barajneh

The Pilgrim-Rebelhouse partnership was brokered by »

- Dave McNary

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Michael Moore Launches Site for Trump Whistleblowers

6 June 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Moore is trying to make it easier for whistleblowers to share information about the Trump administration.

The documentary filmmaker has launched TrumpiLeaks, a new portal that Americans in government and law enforcement can use to contact Moore with evidence of wrongdoing in the White House and other departments. The move comes as President Donald Trump has vowed to crack down on government leaks. News broke just yesterday that Nsa contractor Reality Leigh Winner was charged with removing classified material about Russian attempts to hack the election from a government facility and mailing it to The Intercept.

In an open letter on the Huffington Post, Moore said whistleblowing was as old as the republic itself, as are efforts by powerful institutions to suppress damaging information.

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Michael Moore on Why Donald Trump Will Build a Wall and Ban Muslims

“Courageous American men and women have put their careers, their freedom, »

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Newswire: Here’s what’s coming to Amazon Prime in June

25 May 2017 3:55 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Amazon Prime got some certified Oscar prestige last month, with subscribers able to stream both Manchester By The Sea and Moonlight, but June is going for some lower-profile films that are no less prestigious. On June 1, Prime subscribers will be able to watch The Salesman, Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning film that might be more famous for the fact that Farhadi—who is from Iran—and star Taraneh Alidoosti boycotted the Academy Awards ceremony over Donald Trump’s then-nascent Muslim ban. On June 22, Prime subscribers get Paterson, Jim Jarmusch’s well-received movie about Adam Driver as a bus-driving poet named Paterson who lives in Paterson, New Jersey.

If those aren’t your thing, you can stream Urge, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Mr. Mom, the original Mechanic, Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, and Bowling For Columbine.

The full list of what’s coming is below, along with a highlight ...

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- Sam Barsanti

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Michael Moore Is Returning To Television For the First Time Since 2000; Here’s What Brought Him Back

17 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It took the apocalypse to bring Michael Moore back to television.

TNT has ordered the series “Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse” (that’s a working title), a new non-fiction series from Moore set to premiere in late fall.

“Live from the Apocalypse” is Moore’s first regular TV show since “The Awful Truth” went off the air in 2000. Before that, he earned a Primetime Emmy – the first ever for a non-fiction series – for his short-lived but fondly remembered “TV Nation.”

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“‘Live from the Apocalypse’ will be a raucous gathering place for millions of our fellow citizens in desperate need of a break from the screaming pundits and the purveyors of ‘alternative facts,'” Moore said in a statement. “Our show will be dangerous and relentless. And it will be the destination for those who want to know what »

- Michael Schneider

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Michael Moore Is Returning To Television For the First Time Since 2000; Here’s What Brought Him Back

17 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It took the apocalypse to bring Michael Moore back to television.

TNT has ordered the series “Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse” (that’s a working title), a new non-fiction series from Moore set to premiere in late fall.

“Live from the Apocalypse” is Moore’s first regular TV show since “The Awful Truth” went off the air in 2000. Before that, he earned a Primetime Emmy – the first ever for a non-fiction series – for his short-lived but fondly remembered “TV Nation.”

Kevin Reilly, president of TNT & TBS and chief creative officer of Turner Entertainment, worked on “TV Nation” as an executive at NBC in the late 1990s.

“It was way ahead of its time and a lot of those people went on to do ‘The Daily Show,'” Reilly said. “Michael and I have always had a great relationship and I think it will look very similar, with the point »

- Michael Schneider

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Trump Documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 Is Coming from Michael Moore

16 May 2017 3:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Bob and Harvey Weinstein announced today that, under their Fellowship Adventure Group (Fahrenheit 9/11), they have personally secured worldwide rights to Michael Moore's explosive new Donald Trump documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9. Moore, an Academy Award winner director, is helming the film, which he has kept under wraps for many months. The 11/9 in the title refers to the day Donald Trump was declared President of the United States, at 2:29Am in the morning of November 9th, 2016.

Fahrenheit 11/9 will be presented with the mix of outrage and mischievous humor that has made Moore the most successful documentary filmmaker in the world. Moore has reunited with his acclaimed team from Fahrenheit 9/11, Oscar-nominated documentary directors/producers Meghan O'Hara, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal. Filming on Moore's new Trump documentary has been done under a strict cloak of secrecy and is expected to be key in dissolving Trump's "teflon" shield and, in turn, his presidency. Here's »

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Michael Moore, Harvey Weinstein Reteam for Trump Documentary ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’

16 May 2017 1:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bob and Harvey Weinstein have bought worldwide rights to Michael Moore’s documentary “Fahrenheit 11/9” on President Donald Trump.

The Weinsteins made the acquisition under their Fellowship Adventure Group. Moore is currently directing the film, with the “11/9” in the title referring to the day Trump was declared President of the United States on Nov. 9.

Moore correctly predicted last June that Trump would  win the White House by scoring the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.

Moore has reunited with his team from “Fahrenheit ‪9/11” — documentary directors/producers Meghan O’Hara, Tia Lessin, and Carl Deal. Tuesday’s announcement said filming has been done under a strict cloak of secrecy and is aimed at dissolving Trump’s “teflon” shield and his presidency.

No matter what you throw at him, it hasn’t worked,” says Moore. “No matter what is revealed, he remains standing. Facts, reality, brains cannot defeat him. Even when he commits a self-inflicted wound, »

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2017 Tribeca: Michael Moore talks ‘Bowling for Columbine’

3 May 2017 4:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

America tends to have a problem with guns. While the United Kingdom correctly banned handguns after its first and only school shooting, the United States has yet to understand the correlation with mass shootings and gun ownership.

Nonetheless, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is set on controlling guns even after he hoped his film Bowling for Columbine would curb America’s obsession with the weapon.

At the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, Moore was in attendance to screen his film as part of Tribeca’s “Retrospective” film series. The event occurred on April 20, 2017, exactly 18 years after the Columbine Massacre, where two students brought 99 explosives and more than double that many rounds of ammunition – resulting in the death of thirteen and injury of 21 students and teachers. The film’s title refers to the perpetrators’ choice to skip their French philosophy class and instead go bowling.

Have the times changed since the making of his film? »

- Catherina Gioino

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Jon Favreau’s 7 Rules for Making a Good Movie, from ‘The Jungle Book’ to ‘The Lion King’

22 April 2017 12:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On Friday night, Scarlett Johansson morphed from one of our biggest female action stars to interlocutor for the first of the Tribeca Talks: Directors Series. Having made “Iron Man 2,”  “Chef,” and “The Jungle Book” together, Favreau and Johansson enjoyed easy comradery, and the Queens-born filmmaker was eager to entertain the room.

Johansson, checking hand-written notes on her old-school legal pad — Favreau admired her penmanship — coaxed out some excellent rules for making good movies, both indie and studio.

1. Directing is like being a good parent.

When Favreau’s son described what his father does, he said: “He sits in a chair and watches television.” That’s true on set, said Favreau, who looks intently at each take on a video monitor, and helps his actors, who shoot out of continuity, keep track of where they are in the script. He compared being a director to being a parent. “I love my kids, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ at Tribeca 2017: Watch the Panel Discussion Live

21 April 2017 3:05 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The much anticipated adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” is making its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival with a panel discussing the timely world premiere. Featured in one of the series of Tribeca Talks happening at the Festival, the panel for “The Handmaid’s Tale” will hold a conversation with its executive producers and the majority of its main cast.

Atwood’s book was published in 1985, quickly cementing itself and its author as required feminist reading of the 20th century. The story follows Offred, a woman designated to the lower caste of the Handmaid in a dystopian world called Gilead. “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a story about confronting the patriarchy in a world that doesn’t feel so distant from our own.

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Elisabeth Moss stars as Offred, »

- Maya Reddy

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Tribeca: Michael Moore on Trump, Ongoing Relevance of 'Bowling for Columbine'

21 April 2017 12:22 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine hit theaters nearly 15 years ago, but, as mass shootings like the one at the Colorado high school have become relatively common in the U.S., the film continues to be timely.

The filmmaker, who won the best documentary Oscar for his look into the roots of gun violence in America, said as much before a Tribeca Film Festival screening on Thursday, which marked the 18th anniversary of the Columbine incident.

"We could release this film again this Friday, and it, sadly, would probably be every bit as relevant," he said.

After the screening, Moore joined »

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Michael Moore: 'Ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to hate. Trump knew that'

21 April 2017 8:48 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Oscar-winning documentary film-maker discussed the president and the continuing relevance of Bowling for Columbine at the Tribeca film festival

It was 15 years ago when the release of Michael Moore’s landmark documentary Bowling for Columbine became a national sensation that attracted both critical acclaim and an avalanche of controversy. The film, which focused on the 1999 Columbine high school shooting and the then emerging threat of gun violence in America, won the Oscar for best documentary and functioned as a prescient warning of the American political and social upheaval that would soon hold the country in its grasp. In fact, according to Moore: “We could release this film again this Friday and it sadly would probably be every bit as relevant.”

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- Rob LeDonne

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‘Bowling for Columbine’ at Tribeca 2017: Watch the Live Stream for the Retrospective Here

20 April 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s been 18 years since the devastating mass shooting at Columbine High School, and 15 years since Michael Moore released his landmark Academy Award–winning documentary “Bowling for Columbine.” Since the release of the film in 2002, Moore’s exploration of Americans’ obsession with guns and the culture of fear that surrounds the country has become increasingly relevant, and this year’s Tribeca Film Festival will examine the timeliness of the documentary.

In commemoration of the film and the tragedy that inspired it, the Tribeca Film Festival will have a special screening of “Bowling for Columbine,” followed by a discussion with Moore.

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Moore will hold the retrospective talk along with fellow legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker — an Oscar winner himself after receiving the first Lifetime Achievement Award for a documentary filmmaker in 2013.

Moore and Pennebaker will discuss the timeliness of the »

- Juan Diaz

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Gilbert Gottfried On Getting Fired and Feeling ‘Miserable’ About Life — Tribeca 2017

20 April 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Neil Berkeley scored a big subject for his second documentary, but it was pure luck that made it happen. Shortly after completing his second documentary, 2014’s “Harmontown,” Berkeley casually mentioned to a friend that he was interested in making a film about legendary comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried. Unbeknownst to Berkeley, his friend happened to be close with Gottfried’s wife.

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Gilbert” will have its world premiere Thursday at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, but the surprisingly poignant documentary could very well have never been made. Berkeley never asked Gottfried’s agent or manager for permission to shoot the documentary, and was only invited to the 62-year-old comedian’s home by his wife Dara.

“She said, ‘Why don’t you just come out here by yourself and keep it »

- Graham Winfrey

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Tribeca to live-stream closing night 'Godfather' panel on Facebook

19 April 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The festival will utilise Facebook Live videos for the first time.

Tribeca Film Festival will live-stream this year’s April 29 closing night The Godfather event on Facebook.

In attendance at Radio City Music Hall for the panel discussion will be director Francis Ford Coppola and actors Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, and Robert De Niro

Further live-streamed events throughout the festival will include a panel discussion with Ron Howard, Brian Glazer and the cast of National Geographic channel’s Genius, a show centred on Albert Einstein, and a retrospective talk with Michael Moore on best documentary Oscar-winner Bowling For Columbine.

In addition, a talk with the creators and cast of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which is having its world premiere at the festival, will receive the Facebook Live treatment. 

These, and several more talks will be available exclusively via Facebook Live on the Tribeca Film Festival Facebook page.

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Tribeca Film Festival to Live-Stream 12 Panels Free on Facebook, Including ‘Godfather’ Cast Reunion

19 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Can’t make it to the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival? This year, the New York fest is bringing a dozen live sessions to internet users — for free — via an exclusive pact with Facebook, including the much-anticipated cast reunion of “The Godfather” films.

While Tribeca live-streamed a few panels on Facebook from the 2016 festival and has made other sessions available free online in past years, organizers say the Facebook Live lineup this year is unprecedented in scope.

For the first time in Tribeca’s history, internet users worldwide will be able to watch the festival’s closing-night event on April 29, with a panel discussion about “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II” with director Francis Ford Coppola and actors Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and Robert De Niro. (“Godfather” star Marlon Brando died in 2004.)

Other sessions to be available include conversations featuring Kobe Bryant, Lena Dunham, Ron Howard, »

- Todd Spangler

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