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1:00 PM – Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven
30th anniversary screening of Roger & Me (Michael Moore, 1989) 91mins
In 1989, Michael Moore burst onto the American moviemaking scene with Roger & Me. The groundbreaking documentary chronicled the efforts of the world’s largest corporation, General Motors, as it turns its hometown of Flint, Michigan, into a ghost town. In his quest to discover why GM would want to do such a thing, Michael Moore – a Flint native – attempts to meet the chairman, Roger Smith, and persuade him to come and visit Flint to see the destruction first-hand.
After the screening, filmmakers DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus join Michael Moore in conversation about Roger & Me.
4:00 PM – Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven
Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore, 2002) 119min
Bowling for Columbine is an alternately humorous and horrifying film about the United States. It is a film about the state of the Union, about the violent soul of America. Why do 11,000 people die in America each year at the hands of gun violence? The talking heads yelling from every TV camera blame everything from Satan to video games. But are we that much different from many other countries? What sets us apart? How have we become both the master and victim of such enormous amounts of violence? This is not a film about gun control. It is a film about the fearful heart and soul of the United States, and the 280 million Americans lucky enough to have the right to a constitutionally protected Uzi.
After the screening, filmmakers DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus join Michael Moore in conversation about Bowling for Columbine.
7:00 PM – Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven
Capitalism a Love Story (Michael Moore, 2009) 127mins
On the 20-year anniversary of his groundbreaking masterpiece Roger & Me, Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story comes home to the issue he’s been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans. But this time the culprit is much bigger than General Motors, and the crime scene is far wider than Flint, Michigan.
After the screening there will be a short Q&A with director Michael Moore.
10:00 PM – Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven
Late night with Michael Moore: Sicko (Michael Moore, 2007) 123min
Filmmaker Michael Moore will introduce Sicko.
While Moore’s Sicko follows the trailblazing path of previous hit films, the Oscar-winning Bowling for Columbine and all-time box-office documentary champ Fahrenheit 9/11, it is also something very different for Michael Moore. Sicko is a straight-from-the-heart portrait of the crazy and sometimes cruel U.S. health care system, told from the vantage of everyday people faced with extraordinary and bizarre challenges in their quest for basic health coverage.
In the tradition of Mark Twain or Will Rogers, Sicko uses humor to tell these compelling stories, leading the audience to conclude that an alternative system is the only possible answer.