READ MORE: Toronto Review: Has Michael Moore Gone Soft? With ‘Where to Invade Next,’ He Changes His Tune
In the six years since the release of “Capitalism: A Love Story,” audiences have been wondering about the conspicuous absence of Michael Moore in the public eye. Festival attendees at TIFF got the answer last night when the filmmaker premiered his latest project, “Where to Invade Next.” It seems the outspoken director is back and better than ever. The film follows Moore has he tries to figure out how to make America better by “invading” other countries to see how they operate and handle a wide range of social, economic and political issues.
In his B+ review of the documentary, Indiewire’s Eric Kohn wrote, “Whether sitting in an elementary school’s dining hall or hanging out with happy prisoners, [Moore’s] agenda never builds to any kind of grand takeaway. He skewers American exceptionalism by implication, letting his subjects do most of the work. But each case study offer plenty of engrossing details…Waving his American flag around the world, Moore embodies an attitude rather than relying on a series of blunt publicity stunts. Far from upstaging his subject, he merges with it.”
The film does not have a distributor yet, though based on the warm reception it’ll probably strike a big deal soon. The doc next stops at the New York Film Festival. Watch the trailer above.