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Michael Moore hopes his film is 'beginning of the end' for Trump

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Provocative filmmaker Michael Moore said on Thursday he hoped his new documentary would mark "the beginning of the end" for the U.S. presidency of Donald Trump.

The liberal activist said "Fahrenheit 11/9," which will get its world premiere at the Toronto film festival later on Thursday, was "a siren call" to what he called a "despairing, dispirited public."

"This film is the moment of truth we've all needed for some time, and I believe its release in theaters nationwide on Sept 21 may well be the real beginning of the end for Donald J Trump," Moore wrote on his website.

Moore, who won an Oscar in 2003 for his gun violence documentary "Bowling for Columbine," said the new film looks at the reasons why the United States elected the businessman and former reality TV star to the White House in November 2016 and "also (to) help show us the way out."

He also called the documentary a "story of hope," and urged voters to turn out for the November midterm congressional elections.

A trailer for the provocative, comedic documentary shows television and film clips of school shootings, white nationalist demonstrations, footage of Trump's public speeches, and interviews with ordinary Americans. It has the tagline, "This is the movie that will end the insanity."

It follows Moore's one-man show on Broadway last year in which he used his satirical blend of humor to target Trump and encourage liberals to turn resentment at the Republican political agenda into resistance.

"Fahrenheit 11/9" takes its title from the early hours of Nov 9, 2016, when Republican candidate Trump was officially declared the victor over Democrat Hillary Clinton. It is also a play on Moore's scathing 2004 "Fahrenheit 9/11" about the Sept 11 2001 attacks on New York and Washington D.C. and the subsequent U.S. led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The documentary will premiere in Toronto the same week that the New York Times printed an anonymous opinion column in which the writer described "a quiet resistance" to Trump within his own administration, and advance excerpts of a new book by journalist Bob Woodward portraying Trump as prone to impulsive decision-making.

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A not-so-silent group of allies are targeting Trump, and if I was a betting man, I'd say they'll win. More to come, obviously.

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Moore isnt what he was when he first arrived on the scene with his gimmick. Its pretty passe now that we know the routine.

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There have been plenty of people predicting the demise of Trump. Moore is just another but with an over-inflated ego. Sounds familiar. And passe.

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Bowling for Columbine was unique, timely and honest, in the way that Roger and Me was. Since then, he's basically been making the same paint-by-numbers movie in largely the same way for largely the same audience, neither developing his chops as a filmmaker or his message as a polemecist in the process. Moore is a classic example of the kind of tone-deaf ideologue who frequently does the left more harm than good - and I'm farther left than he's ever been.

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I hate Michael Moore more than I hate Trump.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Moore's movie is just another straw on the camel's back. It's not likely to be the straw that breaks it, but it's another straw in that direction.

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"This is the movie that will end the insanity."

“Roger and me” was okay. Though I’m not a fan of the millionaire movie maker Michael Moore, I find the announcement of his approaching suicide, i.e. “ending the insanity”, rather ... ummm ... ahhh ... none too soon?

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Ike-in-Tokyo, LOL!

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We're already seeing the 'beginning of the end' for Trump. Typical Michael Moore that he thinks he's the one to bring it about.

I don't like NRA no-gun-control types and Bowling For Columbine was a pretty good movie, but I thought his treatment of Charlton Heston was beyond the pale. Couldn't he see the guy was suffering from dementia?

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Michael Moore needs to move on, Americans are getting sick of Hollywood types - Paul Joseph Watson made great youtube video about him

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rtqJ3W3g1c

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making the same paint-by-numbers movie in largely the same way for largely the same audience, 

True, and that can be said of 99% of the US movie/documentary directors/entertainers, once successful, they work mostly for their market share. There is no problem in that. Moore has not been elected president or anything. Unlike Reagan and well, Trump.

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Since it strikes at Trump from canada, he will be put on "treator to the state list". Canada is doing like its english queen : politic through art. He probably wasn't received in US to end up in Canada.

I checked most of those so called proof against Trump : they are fake or forge to wider than the reality. That's not politic, it is basic fanatism against the people sovereignty Trump try to incarne. We tend to forget Democrate in US are against many liberties. This is republican who freed the black people.

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NCM

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I hope it won't be end of the beginnig for Trump. A man who knows the entrance to be top-leader but wandering to find where is the exit of many issues he created.

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Hey, if Stormy Daniels and Omarosa's book couldn't bring down Trump, what makes Michael Too Many Cheeseburgers Moore think that Fahrenheit 11/9 will?

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Moore is just another rich Hollywood slimeball. He mikjed his schtick for a while but everyone srarted seeing through him years ago. Hes not relevant anymore.

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Michael Moore's last good film was Team America: World Police...

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Andrew Crisp, excellent link!

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Trump's treason and ethnic cleansing is spelling it out right now. He already said he ain't going to return the kidnapped children to their parents. He can't turn back time - he has committed gross human rights violations and that Surrender Summit with Putin has revealed his priorities. There's no way he can come clean on anything now.

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Fahrenheit 11/9

Wish I was in Toronto this week to see this film. I love how Michael Moore gives a different perspective that we may or may not like to, but need to hear.

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This is the official TIFF trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXCUPS2LETg

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