Michael Moore unveiled his latest politically charged documentary at a special screening Tuesday night in New York, just hours after he put the finishing touches on edits to “Michael Moore in TrumpLand.” Deadline.com reports that the controversial filmmaker pledged to screen the movie in “front of millions of people” during the next three weeks — in time, he hopes, to impact the presidential election.
The plan includes exclusive one-week runs starting today, Wednesday, Oct. 19, in New York at the IFC Center and in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Town Center 5 in Encino. Additional distribution will come via the Internet, theatrical engagements and house parties sponsored by MoveOn.org, Deadline notes.
“Moore said he expects to announce online options in the next day or two, as well as additional theatrical runs,” Deadline reports. “The 73-minute film was written, produced and directed by Moore (the theater direction is by Dana Calderwood). A Dog Eat Dog Production, ‘TrumpLand’ is presented by Dog Eat Dog Films and IMG Films, produced by Carl Deal and edited by Doug Abel.”
The report notes that Moore, a converted Bernie Sanders supporter who now is outspoken in his support of Hillary Clinton, has aimed the movie “not so much at the undecideds but the unenthusiastics — the voters who hate Trump and don’t like Clinton all that much more.”