Michael Moore's 'CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY' is finally here! It hits theaters on October 2nd.
From Michael Moore:
"It's a crime story. But it's also a war story about class warfare. And a vampire movie, with the upper 1 percent feeding off the rest of us. And, of course, it's also a love story. Only it's about an abusive relationship.Read more about it from Variety:
"It's not about an individual, like Roger Smith, or a corporation, or even an issue, like health care. This is the big enchilada. This is about the thing that dominates all our lives — the economy. I made this movie as if it was going to be the last movie I was allowed to make.
"It's a comedy." — Michael Moore
By returning to his roots, professional gadfly Michael Moore turns in one of his best films with "Capitalism: A Love Story." Pic’s target is less capitalism qua capitalism than the banking industry, which Moore skewers ruthlessly, explaining last year’s economic meltdown in terms a sixth-grader could understand. That said, there’s still plenty here to annoy right-wingers, as well as those who, however much they agree with Moore’s politics, just can’t stomach his oversimplification, on-the-nose sentimentality and goofball japery. Whether "Capitalism" matches "Fahrenheit 9/11" or underperforms like Sicko" will depend on how much workers of the world are ready to unite behind the message.
Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Moore launched his movie “Capitalism: A Love Story” at the Venice Film Festival today, staging an all-out attack on the free-market system and on the U.S. government bailout of financial institutions.
“Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil,” Moore, an American director and satirist, says in his two-hour documentary, one of 24 films vying for the top Venice prize. “You have to eliminate it and replace it with something that’s good for all people, and that something is called democracy.”
The movie covers a wide range of issues -- from home foreclosures to the bankruptcy of General Motors -- and has a lengthy section on the past year’s global financial meltdown, starting with the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and bailout of companies including American International Group Inc.
ABC: Moore dedicates 'Capitalism' to 'good people' whose lives ruined by drive for profit:
Reuters: Capitalism the villain as Moore movie hits Venice:
Michael Moore says his film "Capitalism: A Love Story" is dedicated to "good people ... who've had their lives ruined" by the quest for profit.
Moore's latest film features many whose lives have been shattered by a corporate environment where the drive for profit is a priority over the workers' best interest.
The director premieres the film Sunday in his first appearance at the Venice Film Festival.
The movie won was warmly received at a press showing Saturday evening and won positive reviews.
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LONDON (Reuters) - The Venice film festival has capitalism in its sights this year, with premieres of Michael Moore's documentary on the U.S. economic meltdown and a drama starring Matt Damon as a corrupt corporate whistleblower.
"Capitalism: A Love Story," in competition at the annual cinema showcase, sees Moore take on the corporate bosses with his trademark combative style, bringing the hot topic of recession to the picturesque Lido waterfront. And "The Informant!," directed by Steven Soderbergh and featuring Damon as a real-life crooked executive who exposed his company's price-fixing tactics, will be screened out of competition. The festival runs from September 2-12.