Well, this is it!
Tonight, at the Venice Film Festival, I will premiere my new movie, “Capitalism: A Love Story.” After 16 months of production, I am proud to present this work of mine to you. It is unlike anything you’ll see on the silver screen this year.
Twenty years ago this week I premiered my first film, “Roger & Me.” Tonight, my new film will premiere at the oldest film festival in the world, the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. It is an incredible honor they’ve bestowed on us, and we feel very privileged to be able to present “Capitalism: A Love Story” tonight in Venice.
The director of the festival said that our movie was “incredibly symphonic” and that he was moved by its epic nature. Jeez, these Italians! Everything’s an opera to them!
But seriously, I do believe we’ve made something that will knock your socks off. I showed it to a friend of mine last week and he said, “It’s your most dangerous film yet.” (But I assure you, you’ll be completely safe watching it in your local theater.)
I’ve kept a pretty tight lid on what we’ve been up to while making this movie and you’re about to see exactly what that means. It isn’t easy, in the age of YouTube and the internet, to keep something like this under wraps, but we’ve pulled it off and I can’t wait to show you this latest effort of mine.
So wish us well tonight. We’ll be home soon to open the movie all across the country (September 23rd in New York and L.A., October 2nd everywhere else).
I’ll leave you with a quote from Thomas Jefferson: “Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.”
Michael Moore is the director of a slew of fantastic documentaries, including “Roger and Me,” “Bowling for Columbine” and “Sicko.”