Friday, July 10, 2009

New Michael Moore film due soon Capitalism: A Love story

There is no other film maker like Michael Moore. Moore is a polemic film maker who brings a unique visual and emotional approach to his work. He is also the only 'mainstream film maker' willing to shine the light on corporate power. All his films have at their core the harm inflicted on ordinary people, on societies and on the body politic by corporations and the corporate form. I certainly will be queuing up to see his new film

The article below is from the Guardian

Michael Moore Calls New Film Capitalism: A Love Story

by Xan Brooks

Michael Moore's new documentary comes billed as a tale of forbidden passion, charting a wild romance that flourished for decades before coming to a crashing, calamitous end in the autumn of 2007. It's title? Capitalism: A Love Story.

Capitalism: A Love Story is set for a US release on 2 October, a year and a day after the Senate approved its controversial $700bn (£432bn) bank bailout. The date also marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Moore's debut film, Roger and Me, which lambasted the actions of General Motors in the director's home town of Flint, Michigan.

According to Moore, the new film is about "the disastrous impact that corporate dominance and out-of-control profit motives have on the lives of Americans and citizens of the world. But this time the culprit is much bigger than General Motors, and the crime scene far wider than Flint, Michigan."

Thus far, it seems safe to assume that Moore has personally dodged the worst effects of the global recession. He is the creator of three of the six most successful documentaries in box-office history - Bowling for Columbine, Sicko and Fahrenheit 9/11.

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