Michael Moore in TRUMPLAND Documentary

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    Oct 18, 2016 10:27 PM GMT

    http://time.com/4535668/michael-moore-donald-trump-documentary/Filmmaker Michael Moore will debut a surprise documentary about Republican nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday night in New York City, weeks away from the presidential election.

    The documentary, titled Michael Moore in TrumpLand, will be screened at New York City’s IFC Center for free on Tuesday—an event that Moore has called his own “October surprise.”

    “See the film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down,” the documentary’s description says. “Oscar-winner Michael Moore dives right into hostile territory with his daring and hilarious one-man show, deep in the heart of TrumpLand in the weeks before the 2016 election.”

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    Oct 19, 2016 2:39 PM GMT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/20/movies/review-michael-moore-in-trumpland.html?_r=0Review: ‘Michael Moore in TrumpLand’ Isn’t About Donald Trump

    If the news that the documentarian Michael Moore was releasing a surprise film called “Michael Moore in TrumpLand” had you expecting a rollicking, full-force attack on Donald J. Trump, prepare to be disappointed. Mr. Moore, one of filmmaking’s best-known provocateurs, seems to be decidedly uninterested in provoking anyone with this new offering, which had its hastily arranged premiere Tuesday night at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village. The film is not an attack on Mr. Trump, but instead a paean to his opponent in the presidential contest, Hillary Clinton....

    ... Mr. Moore has basically made an earnest but not very entertaining pro-Clinton campaign film, occasionally funny, momentarily heartfelt when he takes up the subject of universal health care and the lives lost for lack of it. Against the rest of his work (“Bowling for Columbine,” “Roger & Me”) it’s fairly tepid stuff....

    But if the film doesn’t shock or enrage, it is accidentally revelatory. The performance in Wilmington was filmed just as the 2005 tape that captured Mr. Trump talking about groping women was hitting the news; Mr. Moore’s stage material contains no mention of that controversy, which has since consumed the presidential campaign. So at this juncture his film is, if nothing else, a stark contrast to all that has transpired in the last couple of weeks. It’s surprising to hear someone extolling a candidate’s virtues rather than just harping on what’s wrong with the opponent — it’s surprising to hear, in other words, why we should elect someone rather than why we shouldn’t.