First Trailer For Michael Moore's Anti-Trump Film 'Fahrenheit 11/9'
Aug 11 2018
Moore links Trump's political victory to numerous country's biggest crises and issues, including the rise of white supremacists, as the featured trailer above is highlighted with Moore spraying water from Flint, Michigan on a governor's home, and interviewing survivors of the Parkland shooting.
Documentary fans have known that Michael Moore's documentaries are not to be missed, ever since the days of the Oscar-winning Bowling For Columbine.
Released on September 21 ahead of the USA's upcoming midterm elections, the title Fahrenheit 11/9 refers to the date the Associated Press called the election for Trump, while also alluding to Moore's 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.
"Can't take the insanity anymore?" reads text that emerges in between clips of last year's protests in Charlottesville, Va., and Trump rallies. "That all ends with this movie".
In another scene, political lobbyist Roger Stone warns Moore about attempts to impeach Trump.
"American journalism schools have not trained students how to cover an authoritarian leader".
"Our media has no idea what it is up against, he said".
In the new film, Moore appears to try and make sense of the seething national rage that propelled Donald Trump to power. This puts us all in grave danger.
There's even a moment where Moore decides to spray down a governor's home with contaminated water from Flint, Michigan, which is now over 1,300 days without clean water.
Fahrenheit 9/11 remains the highest grossing documentary of all time, having made $222m worldwide.
That last part seems like a naive statement, and unless Moore is hiding some bombshell reveal in his movie, I feel like this film isn't going to have much of an impact on the national conversation. The date refers to when Trump was declared victor of the 2016 election: November 9th. "Hope, and the passivity that comes with it, is what helped get us here to begin with".