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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 22nd, 2010

Another WikiLeaks Cable from the Bush Administration About My Movies

Twice within four days, my name has popped up in the Bush-era secret cables uncovered by WikiLeaks. Lucky me. Though nowhere near as earth-shattering as the uncovering of American misdeeds in Iraq and Afghanistan, these classified cables provide a stunning and bizarre peek into the paranoid minds of the Bush ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

Moore receives John Steinbeck Award

TRAVERSE CITY — Hometown filmmaker Michael Moore is this year's recipient of the John Steinbeck Award.The award is given to writers and artists whose work captures Steinbeck's spirit of empathy, commitment to democratic values and belief in the dignity of people who by circumstance are pushed to the fringes of ... continue reading

September 21st, 2010

FILMMAKER MICHAEL MOORE TO RECEIVE THE JOHN STEINBECK AWARD FROM STEINBECK'S FAMILY AND CENTER FOR STEINBECK STUDIES

SAN JOSE, CA (Sept 21, 2010) — Academy Award-winning filmmaker and best-selling author, Michael Moore, has been named the recipient of the Steinbeck Award by the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University. Moore will formally receive the "In the Souls of the People" award on Thursday, October ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 15th, 2010

Never Forget: Bad Wars Aren't Possible Unless Good People Back Them

Today's OpenMike blog by Michael Moore I know we've been "free" of the Iraq War for two weeks now and our minds have turned to the new football season and Fashion Week in New York. And how exciting that the new fall TV season is just days away! But before ... continue reading

July 26th, 2010

Michael Moore says story comes before stars at Traverse City Film Festival

TRAVERSE CITY -- Michael Moore does not underestimate the intelligence of the moviegoing public.You can tell by the way the famed filmmaker and Michigander programs the Traverse City Film Festival every year with foreign films, documentaries, shorts and classics that don't tread on typical Hollywood territory. The numbers back him ... continue reading

July 8th, 2010

Michael Moore chosen for Oscar board

His name is Moore, Gov. Moore.Oscar-winning filmmaker and Flint native Michael Moore has been elected to the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. The group oversees the Oscars.Moore, whose "Bowling for Columbine" won the 2002 Oscar for best documentary feature, and 2010 Oscar darling ... continue reading

July 5th, 2010

Michael Moore on His Life, His Films and His Activism

AMY GOODMAN: Welcome to Democracy Now, Democracynow.org, the War and Peace Report, I’m Amy Goodman. Today in this Democracy Now special, we spend the hour with one of the most famous independent filmmakers in the world, Michael Moore. For the past twenty years, Michael has been one of the most ... continue reading

April 26th, 2010

Federal money isn’t worth losing freedom in education

In what country could a professor be fired for showing a documentary in his classroom? China? North Korea? Saudi Arabia?How about the USA?The school was the College of DuPage in Illinois, where I taught English. The teacher was an adjunct history professor who had shown Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 911” in ... continue reading

March 9th, 2010

Moore: What Do Blacks Think Watching 'Blind Side'?

he most polarizing filmmaker in American cinema, Michael Moore has waged war against the Establishment since his early days as editor of political journal, Mother Jones. His latest movie, “Capitalism: A Love Story” exploring a system of government that he insists threatens the very life of our democracy and the ... continue reading

January 26th, 2010

Michael Moore on Democracy Now!, January 26, 2010

AMY GOODMAN: We’re broadcasting from Park City, Utah, home of the Sundance Film Festival, the nation’s largest festival for independent cinema. We’re broadcasting from its headquarters. Today we speak with one of the most famous independent filmmakers in the world, Michael Moore. For the past twenty years, Michael has been ... continue reading

January 4th, 2010

What We Learned from a Decade at the Movies

1. Superheroes Get Serious Once upon a time, kiddies, superheroes not only came from comic books, they were comic, intentionally or otherwise — in hackwork Saturday-matinee serials or in the facetious 1960s emanation of Batman. (POW! KRRRACK! Giggle.) But comic books matured into graphic novels; the superhero's world grew darker, ... continue reading

January 1st, 2010

Ten years, ten films

After a few years of best and worst annual analysis, and a few hundred passionate responses, we interupt your New Years' frivolities for two final lists, one final retrospective blog for your reading pleasure, analysis and response: The ten best and worst films of the 'noughties'. Realistically there is one ... continue reading

January 1st, 2010

Best of the decade: Movies

Decade-defining movies. Now there's a topic for heated debate. This list doesn't reflect our favorite films. It's not what we'd call the best of the decade, either. Instead, we chose 10 movies for 10 years, each of which represents a film category that struck a chord or epitomized a trend ... continue reading

January 1st, 2010

Films that defined a decade

How do you begin to pick the best movies in an evolutionary-revolutionary decade of film? In just 10 years, the movies went digital (and not just the cartoons). Great talents emerged, and greater talents reached their zenith. New genres were born, and new ways of telling stories materialized.If you believe, ... continue reading

December 28th, 2009

Films that marked the past decade

Emilie Bickerton looks at the films that helped define the past 10 years. FAHRENHEIT 9/11, 2004 (Cannes Golden Palm winner) Political documentaries made waves with the likes of Al Gore's eco-cautionary tale, An Inconvenient Truth or Spike Lee's account of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. But Michael Moore has been ... continue reading

December 27th, 2009

The 10 most important blockbusters of the decade

The blockbusters of the past 10 years gave us comic book heroes and animated clown fish, iron men and Autobots directed by Michael Bay. But only a handful of the most lucrative releases from the oughts -- i.e. the ones that broke the $100 million mark at the box office ... continue reading

December 27th, 2009

10 most important works of the decade: No. 7, Farenheit 9/11

We asked our critics and our readers to vote for the 10 Most Important Works of the Decade. We count down to No. 1 as we approach Dec. 31. If Sept. 11, 2001 was the defining event of the decade in America, then it can be argued director Michael Moore's ... continue reading

December 21st, 2009

Best films of the noughties No 10: Fahrenheit 9/11

It seems strange to reflect that, drowning as we are these days in campaigning documentary films, when he started out, Michael Moore was one of a kind. Ever since his 1989 film Roger & Me, in which he harassed the CEO of General Motors over the closure of car plants ... continue reading

December 3rd, 2009

Michael Moore takes "Capitalism" censure to Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Firebrand director Michael Moore is in Japan to promote his latest documentary on the global economic meltdown, which he says should resonate in a nation that has already seen the dark side of capitalism. "Capitalism: A Love Story" opens in Japan on Saturday, and Moore, on his ... continue reading

November 8th, 2009

The films that defined the noughties

This decade has brought some extraordinary shifts in the way films are made, and the way we watch them. But it’s not always easy to pinpoint exactly when those changes began – or where they will end. Many of the best films on this list – long-gestating triumphs such as ... continue reading

October 12th, 2009

Michael Moore on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Friday, October 9th, 2009

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October 11th, 2009

Wanting Moore

DOCUMENTARY directors are like theatre actors. You know they must be working out of love because there is no way they are doing it for the money. As far as documentary makers who have become rich off of their work, you can probably count them on one hand, if not ... continue reading

October 9th, 2009

Mike's Second Largest Opening Ever! Don't Miss 'Capitalism' this Weekend

Friends, It's your friendly webmaster from MichaelMoore.com here to remind you THIS is THE weekend to go see the movie so much of America is talking about: "Capitalism: A Love Story." As you know, documentaries do not last long in theaters so don't put off going to what many critics ... continue reading

September 29th, 2009

Michael Moore buys back image in 'Capitalism' documentary

Tough 'Love'By Stephen Schaefer / Boston HeraldMichael Moore has had enough. It's not just the state of America's economy, which just happens to be the subject of his latest documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story," opening Friday. "I start thinking that I've allowed Fox News and the right wing in this ... continue reading

September 27th, 2009

Box Office: 'Capitalism' Hits 2009 High; 'Coco' Not Far Behind (UPDATED)

By Peter Knegt / IndiewireAccording to weekend estimates, Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story"'s limited debut this weekend has resulted in 2009's highest per-theater-average. On four screens, the Overture Films released took in a massive $240,000, averaging $60,000. If that estimate holds, it will top March's "Sunshine Cleaning" - also ... continue reading

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

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Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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