The controversial filmmaker who saw footage on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" is working with filmmaker Tom Ortenberg to distribute "Fahrenheit 11/9".
Michael Moore announced the release date of and featured footage from his upcoming documentary film, which focused on President Donald Trump during his appearance on [ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday night.
The Fahrenheit 9/11 filmmaker revealed that the documentary will be released on September 21, affirming that his title will be Fahrenheit 11/9 which is that of his earlier 2004er Films is aimed at President George W. Bush.
Experienced film director Tom Ortenberg, who resigned as CEO of Open Road Films last November, plans to set up a new company and partner with Moore to release Fahrenheit 1
Although the director said he could "not reveal much at the moment" about the documentary, he showed footage in which he tried to get access to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, or as he said to someone he tried to enter the Southern White House. He is held out by a door through an iron gate as the camera zooms in to see who is in it. "Just tell him that it's me," Moore says to a porter.
The footage reflects his 1989 documentary Roger & Me which established the director's reputation with his scenes in which he visited General Motors headquarters in an attempt to meet his CEO Roger B. Smith.
According to an official summary of the new film, "Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9 is a provocative and comedic look at the times in We Will Live, and we will examine the two most important issues of the Trump era How did we get here and how do we get out of the movie? See it before it's too late. "
After the footage was aired, Colbert Moore asked what he thought about calling for" politeness. " an occasion when secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was taken from Red Hen's restaurant because she was working for Trump. Moore said, "Our side is constantly giving in," and said that Democrats must resist, but be "non-violent." But he added, "We do not talk about political differences, we talk about thousands of children who are separated from their parents and put in prisons … That's amazing, it's not who we are, is it?" he asked to cheer from the audience.
When asked if he hopes for political change, rather than just confrontation, Moore admitted he cries every day as he reads the news. After adding, "the only way we'll stop is that we need to get our bodies aligned," he said, "the reason he does movies is that he thinks there's a chance. "
In another clue to what Trump expects in the documentary, the filmmaker made a warning to President and Comedian Roseanne Barr last month to tweet a vintage clip from a 1998 episode of Barr's Syndicates Talk Show The Roseanne Show where Moore appeared with them both. In the clip, Trump Moore congratulated him on his film Roger & Me who also jokingly said, "I hope you never do anything to me."
"I know Roseanne and I know Trump They'll regret the day they knew me …" Moore warned. The tweet followed a previous post in which Moore wrote: "So @therealroseanne woke up this morning and wrote hateful, slanderous tweets about me, Valerie Jarrett, George Soros and Chelsea Clinton – and ABC fired them – if only NBC fired Trump He would have started his racist movement in 2011 and would not be in the White House today. "
Moore announced last year that he wanted to write a documentary about Trump and his presidency entitled Fahrenheit 11/9 , The new documentary refers to the date on which Trump was elected president.
This film was officially announced at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, when Harvey and Bob Weinstein said they had purchased rights worldwide under their Fellowship Adventure Group when presenting the film to potential distributors. While originally planned for a possible summer issue in 2017, Moore instead focused his attention on his Broadway show The Terms of My Surrender which had a twelve-week run.
According to sources familiar with the project, this new Fahrenheit 11/9 is unrelated to the previously announced project or tartar.
Gregg Kilday contributed to this report.