Michael Moore's New Doc is Titled Capitalism: A Love Story
by Alex Billington
July 8, 2009
Only someone like Michael Moore could turn the announcement of the title of his newest movie into headline news. Variety has announced today that Moore's new documentary about our economy will be titled Capitalism: A Love Story, a play on the "A Love Story" title just like how all of his past docs play on other titles as well. "It will be the perfect date movie," Moore said today. "It's got it all -- lust, passion, romance and 14,000 jobs being eliminated every day. It's a forbidden love, one that dare not speak its name. Heck, let's just say it: It's capitalism." A wacky new teaser trailer debut a few weeks ago for this.
Capitalism: A Love Story is scheduled to hit theaters on October 2nd this year from Overture Films and Paramount Vantage. That release date is exactly a year and a day after the US Senate voted to approve a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street. The film is described as focusing on "the disastrous impact that corporate dominance and out-of-control profit motives have on the lives of Americans and citizens of the world." I'm actually looking forward to seeing it and that first teaser, while a completely odd bit of viral marketing as well, looked like only the start of some kooky Michael Moore antics yet to come. Thoughts?