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02nd Oct 2018

Michael Moore takes aim for Donald Trump in the trailer for Fahrenheit 11/9

Wil Jones

Michael Moore remains probably America’s best-known documentarian

His 1989 breakthrough movie Roger & Me was a powerful, thoughtful and personal film about the closures of the General Motors factories in Moore’s hometown of Flint, Michigan, and his efforts to track down GM CEO Roger Smith.

He would then win an Oscar for his 2002 documentary Bowling For Columbine, which tried to tackle the gargantuan issue of America’s gun problem. His next movie, Fahrenheit 9/11, took on the George W Bush administration and the War on Terror, and won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival.

Since then, his films haven’t been as high profile – but that is all about to change with the release of Fahrenheit 11/9, in which he takes on Donald Trump.

The title eludes to November 9th, 2016, the day after Trump was elected president.

The rapid fire trailer promises spicy takes on the entire sh*tshow that is American politics in 2018, including Trump, the far right, the Flint water crisis, foreign policy, and gun control.

The official synopsis reads:

Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the f**k did we get here, and how the f**k do we get out? It’s the film to see before it’s too late.

The film will also have its UK premiere during the BFI London Film Festival on October 14th, and go on general release October 19th.