Belfast Film Festival will welcome Academy Award®-winning filmmaker and political provocateur Michael Moore to Belfast next week.
Michael will join us on 15th June for two sold-out events at the Movie House that include a screening of his latest film, ‘Where to Invade Next’.
Tickets for both the ‘In Conversation’ event, and a second screening with an introduction by the filmmaker, were snapped up with 24 hours of going on sale. If you missed out on these there are still tickets remaining for this Friday’s event at the Queen’s Film Theatre at 6.30pm (10th June) when a screening of ‘Where to Invade Next’ will be followed by a Q&A with Michael Moore broadcast live via satellite from the opening night of Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Moore is the Oscar and Emmy-winning director of the ground-breaking, record-setting films ‘Roger & Me’, ‘Bowling for Columbine’ and ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’, which also won the top prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and went on to become the highest grossing documentary of all time. It became the first documentary ever to premiere No. 1 at the box-office in its opening weekend Film Comment called it “The Film of the Year”.
His 2007 documentary, ‘Sicko’ is self-described as “a comedy about 45 million people with no health care in the richest country on Earth”. Moore investigated American health care horror stories, focusing on large American pharmaceutical companies, the corruption in the Food and Drug Administration, and even brought injured 9/11 rescue workers to Cuba to receive treatment.
Moore also earned the label of America’s No. 1 selling nonfiction author, with such books as ‘Stupid White Men’, ‘Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation’ and ‘Dude, Where’s My Country’. No other author has spent more weeks on the New York Times hardcover non-fiction list from 2002-04 than Michael Moore. Stupid White Men was also awarded Britain’s top book honour, “British Book of the Year”, the first time the award has been bestowed on an American author.
Honoured by festivals and critics groups alike, ‘Where to Invade Next’ is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. An epic movie that’s unlike anything he has done before – an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America.