Magazine article Screen International

Michael Moore Teases 'Where to Invade Next' Details

Magazine article Screen International

Michael Moore Teases 'Where to Invade Next' Details

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After the surprise announcement yesterday that Michael Moore's latest film Where To Invade Next will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20), Screen took a look at the information we know so far about the liberal filmmaker's latest, secretive documentary.

Shortly after the announcement that Where To Invade Next would screen in Toronto as part of the Special Presentations strand, the filmmaker behind Oscar-winner Bowling For Colombine and Palme d'Or winner Fahrenheit 9/11 took to Twitter to post a six-minute 'Periscope' video and reveal a few details about the film.

"We've been very diligent about keeping this under covers," said Moore, subsequently saying "hello" to his "NSA friends" as he avoided giving too much away.

He did reveal that "the idea has been percolating for a very long time", that filming took place over three continents and that the documentary was of "epic nature".

"The issue of the United States and infinite war is something that has concerned me for quite some time and provides the necessary satire for this film," Moore added.

"Post 9/11... there is a constant need, it seems, to always have to have an enemy. 'Where's the next enemy so we can keep our whole military industrial complex alive and keep the companies that make a lot of money from this in business?'

"I've always been a little bothered by that and that's where the comedy comes from."

The movie's page on the TIFF website simply reads: "Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative and hilarious film yet: Moore tells the Pentagon to "stand down" - he will do the invading for America from now on. …

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