Michael Moore, Academy Award winning director known for his left leaning films is in the process of making a new documentary entitled Fahrenheit 11/9 – a reference to the day U.S. President Donald Trump won the election and callback to an earlier film of his called Fahrenheit 9/11.
Moore is best known for his films Bowling for Columbine (2002), Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), Sicko (2007) & Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) which tackle gun control, war on terror, healthcare, and the late 2000’s financial crises. With filmography like that, it is no surprise that Moore wants to make a film surrounding Trump’s many mishaps and embarrassments in office just to get him out.
On Twitter, Moore Tweeted with a Variety article, “Yes, I’m making a movie to get us out of this mess.”
The announcement comes after months (years if you include the election) of controversy by Trump and his administration. This includes attempting to ban immigrants/ refugees from various Middle Eastern countries, repealing and attempting to replace the Affordable Care Act with a plan that will take away health insurance from millions, firing F.B.I director James Comey for investigating potential ties to Russia, and shortly after he revealed classified information to Russian officials. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Moore has kept the entire production from the public eye so unlike Trump, he seems to be able to keep a secret. He is working with The Weinstein Brothers who are looking at options to distribute the film both domestically and internationally.
“No matter what you throw at him, it hasn’t worked. No matter what is revealed, he remains standing. Facts, reality, brains cannot defeat him. Even when he commits a self-inflicting wound, he gets up the next morning and keeps going and tweeting. That all ends with this movie,” Moore told Variety.
Whether or not this film succeeds in taking Trump out of his presidency, one thing is clear, Moore is unimpressed with the state of America and is determined to do whatever he can to change it.
Moore’s trailer for his 2016 film Where to Invade Next: