Michael Moore's New Documentary on Economics This Fall
by Alex Billington
May 21, 2009
Overture Films and Paramount Vantage have announced that the new documentary from Michael Moore will be released October 2nd this year. The as-yet-untitled film will explore the root causes of the global economic meltdown and take a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what Moore has described as "the biggest robbery in the history of this country" - the massive transfer of US taxpayer money to private financial institutions. Moore's last documentary, Sicko about our poor health care, was released on June 22nd back in 2007. Are you ready for more controversy from Moore this fall?
"The wealthy, at some point, decided they didn't have enough wealth. They wanted more - a lot more. So they systematically set about to fleece the American people out of their hard-earned money. Now, why would they do this? That is what I seek to discover in this movie." That's Moore's intro to this documentary and considering we're still in an economic rut, it couldn't be a more perfect time to debut it. I've actually enjoyed all of his documentaries and will be looking forward to this one. And I've just got to sarcastically ask if it's ironic that Moore is asking people to spend money to see a movie that's about our lack of money.