Michael Moore is about as divisive a filmmaker as you can get. He has tackled America’s declining motorcar industry, its gun policy, George W. Bush, and the healthcare system in his previous documentaries. All of which he’s done so in an unabashedly provocative and undeniably entertaining fashion. And just the title of his new movie proves that he’s up to his old tricks again, as it has now been revealed that Michael Moore’s latest effort will be called, Where To Invade Next.
But rather than having to wait years for Michael Moore to shoot, edit and publicize Where To Invade Next before we finally get a look at it, the director has confirmed that he’s already completed the project in secret. In fact, Where To Invade Next will actually have its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
That’s not the only information that we have on Where To Invade Next though. We’ve also got an official description that was provided by the Toronto Film Festival's press office:
Oscar-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative and hilarious movie yet. Moore tells the Pentagon to "stand down"— he will do the invading for America from now on. Discretely shot in several countries and under the radar of the global media, Moore has made a searing cinematic work that is both up-to-the-minute and timeless.
Michael Moore also spent Tuesday doing a Q&A on Periscope where he provided further news on Where To Invade Next, which he has handily uploaded to his Twitter account. And by the sound of things, Where To Invade Next could be Moore’s funniest film for years, as he’s very insistent that it is layered in satire. You can check out Moore’s Q&A below:
Like pretty much every other Michael Moore film, we can expect Where To Invade Next to gather a lot of attention once it has premiered at the TIFF. After making his debut with Roger & Me, which documented his attempt to interview General Motors CEO Roger Smith, Moore won many plaudits. But it was really with his double whammy of 2002’s Bowling For Columbine and 2004’s Fahrenheit 9/11 that Moore found himself thrust into the pop culture consciousness. Sicko, Captain Mike Across America, and Capitalism: A Love Story have since followed, but none came close to matching the impact of this pair of films.
It will be interesting to see how Where To Invade Next is received, considering just how polarising a filmmaker Moore has become. But we can certainly expect it to generate enough interest to receive a theatrical release, and Michael Moore has already hinted that it could hit cinemas around Thanksgiving or Christmas.