5 items from 2014
Roger & Me
Directed by: Roger Moore
Running Time: 1 hr 31 mins
Due Out: October 7, 2014
Who’S It For? Well, let me tell you a story. I was home sick in middle school. My dad recorded some movies after a free HBO weekend. “Roger & Me” was rated R, and I thought I was about to get away with something. I was wrong. What I’m saying is, it’s not for middle schoolers. It’s for everyone who has ever considered liking documentary films. It’s that simple.
This is the chance to see Moore before he became the Moore you have a definitive love Or hate relationship with.
Before we get to the film, if you subscribe to Moore’s e-newsletter, this is old hate, if not, here’s a message from Michael Moore about his film.
- Jeff Bayer
It's been 25 years -- yes, 25 years -- since documentary filmmaker/overall s**t-disturber Michael Moore came out with his seminal doc "Roger & Me," which took a look at the United States' precarious dependence on the auto industry and the crumbling city of Flint, Michigan (his hometown).
Since that film, we all know the story: Moore shot to super-stardom and essentially became the face of the modern documentary with international hits like "Bowling for Columbine," "Fahrenheit 9/11," and "Sicko." In many ways, he paved the groundwork for future of-the-moment pop-culture documentarians like Morgan Spurlock and the "Catfish" brothers.
Moore attended the recent Toronto Film Festival (where "Roger & Me" first premiered a quarter-century ago) to be feted by the cinematic community and to speak at a conference, and Moviefone Canada caught up with him for a brief chat. Wearing his ever-present askew baseball hat, Moore went off on a small tangent about Canada, »
- Chris Jancelewicz
America: Imagine the World Without Her, the latest documentary from conservative writer/director Dinesh D’Souza, is starting to ease its way out of theaters, but not without hitting another box-office milestone, passing Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story, to become the No. 6 political doc of all time. D’Souza’s book of the same name also had a major milestone, hitting No. 1 on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list. The film version reduced the number of screens carrying it by more than a third this week, dropping from 760 to 478, as its per-theater average dropped to $785. The resulting $375,000 in revenues […] »
Michael Moore has created some of the most talked about documentaries of all time. It’s been 25 years since his ground-breaking film Roger & Me, so it’s time for it to get the Blu-ray treatment. Here is a portion of the news release…
Roger & Me, the highly acclaimed and groundbreaking hit film that launched Michael Moore’s career as a documentary filmmaker and a leading nationwide activist, debuts in a new 25th Anniversary Blu-ray™ edition, DVD and Digital HD on October 7 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Roger & Me is a highly original, personal and satire account of one of America’s greatest urban disasters told against the background of the tough times in Flint, Michigan, Moore’s hometown. The birthplace of General Motors, Flint had been economically decimated by, among other things, plant closings and the elimination of 30,000 Gm jobs. In Roger & Me, Moore gives cinematic voice to his razor-sharp, »
- Jeff Bayer
Michael Moore is reaching out to his fans for links to great stories, important ideas and crazy stuff off the internet. In a recent newsletter blast, the "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Capitalism: A Love Story" director announced that he wants links to your favorite articles to post on his Twitter and Facebook pages. Here's what he had to say: People every day send me links to things -- to great stories, important ideas, worthy organizations, and just some craaaazy stuff that cracks me up. Occasionally I will put these links on my Facebook page or my Twitter feed -- and, in a matter of seconds, these links will suddenly reach a large worldwide audience. I have over one million very close Facebook friends, and nearly two million Twitter followers. Lately, I've been thinking, why don't I actually provide a conduit for those of you who every day find things in the news »
- Ryan Lattanzio
5 items from 2014
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