Michael Moore’s Film “Fahrenheit 9/11” Premiere and His Impact


Star-Studded Premiere in Los Angeles

Michael Moore’s film, “Fahrenheit 9/11” made a big splash at its Los Angeles premiere. The attendees included a list of Hollywood’s who’s-who as well as some West-coast politicos.

Moore’s Optimism About the Upcoming Election

As for the upcoming election, Moore said at the AMPAS screening, “I’m hopeful and I’m optimistic. There’s been a shift in this country.” He said that in promoting his book, he’s received a huge and positive reaction in small towns, saying the anti-Bush/anti-war movement “has gone beyond the Berkeleys and the Ann Arbors.” He quoted Abraham Lincoln’s statement that if you give people the truth, the republic will be safe, concluding that he feels sure “the country will be back in our hands.”

Who is Michael Francis Moore?

For those who don’t know who Michael Francis Moore is and what his profession is: Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and author. Moore’s work often addresses a variety of social, political, and economic topics. He first became known to the public for his award-winning debut documentary Roger & Me, a scathing examination of the 1980s auto industry’s demise in Flint and Detroit.

Moore’s Major Works and Achievements

Moore won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2002 for Bowling for Columbine, which investigated the causes of the Columbine High School murders and the overall gun culture in the United States. He directed and produced Fahrenheit 9/11, a critical look at the beginning of George W. Bush’s presidency and the War on Terror, which earned $119,194,771 and became the highest-grossing American box office documentary of all time. The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2004 Cannes film festival, and was the subject of intense controversy. His documentary, Sicko, examines health care in the United States, and was one of the ten highest-grossing documentaries of 2020. In September 2008, he released his first free film on the Internet, Slacker Uprising, which documents his personal efforts to encourage Americans to vote in the presidential election. He has written and starred in TV Nation, a satirical news magazine television series, and The Awful Truth, a satirical show. In 2018, he released his latest film, Fahrenheit 11/9, a documentary about the 2016 United States presidential election and Donald Trump’s presidency. He was the executive producer of Planet of the Humans (2019), a documentary about the environmental movement.

Topics Criticized by Moore

Moore’s works criticize topics such as globalization, big business, assault weapons ownership, Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump, the Iraq War, the American health care system, and capitalism in general. In 2005, Time named Moore one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Notable Absences at the Premiere

Not in attendance during Moore’s gala evening were two actors-turned-California-governor.

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