'Fahrenheit 11/9' trailer: Michael Moore's anti-Trump documentary to hit theaters before mid-term elections
The Oscar-winning filmmaker returns to the big screen with a sequel to 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and takes a look at modern America under the 'last president of the United States'.
Political activist and filmmaker Michael Moore is giving fans an early peek at his upcoming Donald Trump documentary 'Fahrenheit 11/9' with a trailer. The documentary is a sequel to Moore’s film 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and is set to hit theaters on September 21, a date chosen by Moore to spread the anti-Trump word prior to the mid-term elections.
The first trailer has been released giving an insight to an incendiary look at modern life in America. The Oscar-winning filmmaker has been focusing on the effect of the president in an attempt to shift public opinion before November. “I’m finishing my movie and getting it out before the midterms because I want millions of people to get to the polls,” he said to Bill Maher in June. “We’re going to bring Trump down.”
The trailer opens with a question 'Can't take insanity anymore?" In the first footage from the film, we see Moore speak to Parkland student and activist David Hogg and rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. We also get a glimpse of Moore spraying “Flint water” into the front yard of Rick Snyder, the governor of Michigan.
The 'Bowling for Columbine' director goes on to describe Trump as “the last president of the United States”. The title "11/9" reference to the day Trump won the election. In an interview with HuffPost, where the trailer was shared exclusively, Moore describes Trump as an “evil genius” and speaks to the potential power of his new film.
“On opening weekend, Fahrenheit 9/11 was the number one movie in every red state in the country,” he says in reference to his award-winning documentary, which remains to be the highest grossing documentary of all time, making $222m worldwide. “It was a hit in military towns and on military bases. My choir is the American people. The old guard of the Democratic party has failed to speak to them. I will at least give them a song they can belt out.”
The upcoming documentary was originally set to be released with the Weinstein Company before Harvey Weinstein was hit with multiple allegations of sexual assault. The documentary will premiere at this year’s Toronto film festival before the US release on September 21.
According to an official synopsis of the film, "Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9 is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the f**k did we get here, and how the f**k do we get out? It's the film to see before it's too late."