Michael Moore’s latest film, Where To Invade Next, which World Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, will have its Midwest Premiere at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival on Friday, October 23, 2015 as Centerpiece Film. Director Michael Moore is scheduled to attend.
What has lured Michael Moore, the documentary genre’s most entertaining rabble-rouser, back to feature films after a six-year hiatus? Only the future of his country, naturally. Where To Invade Next is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects.
The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Where To Invade Next shows the solutions to America’s most entrenched problems already exist in the world, he says-they’re just waiting to be co-opted.
Director Michael Moore has a long and rich history with the Chicago International Film Festival, having premiered his groundbreaking debut Roger and Me at the Chicago International Film Festival in 1989. Moore came back to present his 2002 film Bowling for Columbine, which won him an Oscar for Best Documentary.
“Michael Moore is quite a character and his films are important. He’s changed the way we look at the documentary in so many ways. You either love him or you hate him, but he’s definitely a director to watch.” says Founder & Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival Michael Kutza. “‘Where To Invade Next’ doesn’t disappoint.”