Overture Films and Paramount Vantage have announced that Oscar-winner Michael Moore’s new documentary feature will be released domestically on October 2, 2009. The as-yet-untitled film will explore the root causes of the global economic meltdown and take a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what Moore has described as “the biggest robbery in the history of this country” – the massive transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions.
Says Moore: “The wealthy, at some point, decided they didn’t have enough wealth. They wanted more — a lot more. So they systematically set about to fleece the American people out of their hard-earned money. Now, why would they do this? That is what I seek to discover in this movie.”
For the record, I’m an independent when it comes to voting. I try to keep an open mind and understand that no one is perfect and we all have life experience and opinions. While I’ll always have a problem with what Michael Moore did to Charlton Heston in “Bowling for Columbine” I like his films and have a lot of respect for him as a person. I believe he speaks for the little guy. I honestly believe that. There is no doubt he is biased but you can’t have a passion for what you think and feel and not be biased. It’s perfectly fine by me. I guess who you are and what you believe weighs heavily in your opinion of Moore but, from where I stand, I can agree with a lot of what he has to say than disagree. I thought his last film “Sicko” was a very important film that should have been seen by every American. If telling the story of people whose lives are turned upside down, and in many cases destroyed, because they either didn’t have health insurance or they were buried in bills that their insurance didn’t cover is a bad thing, then I guess I just don’t get it anymore. If one wants to argue that the Cuba portion of the film was pushing it I can respect that but the bulk of “Sicko” is must see viewing on a very important subject and the next big bubble to explode in this country.
I’m really looking forward to seeing his new documentary on the country’s financial meltdown as it’s certainly a major piece of history that we are experiencing. While the story has many parties to blame, the film should be a cathartic experience for many whose lives have been affected by pure greed and irresponsibility on many levels. That should be almost everybody. At the end of the day it will be Michael Moore vs. Wall Street. I’ll be rooting for Moore and happy to do so!