Michael Moore’s Donald Trump critique “Fahrenheit 11/9” will be premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival before finally hitting theatres on the 21st of September. The title is an inversion of his 2004 George W. Bush’s documentary, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which became the highest grossing documentary ever with $222.4 million in worldwide box office. The date refers to when Trump was declared the winner of the 2016 election: November 9th.
Moore unveiled and released the trailer on August 10 which was announced via his Instagram handle. In the trailer, Donald Trump was referred to as “the last President of the United States”. The trailer showed various Americans talking about the American dream and at a point, you can hear Donald Trump saying “The American Dream is dead.” Michael Moore focuses on Donald Trump’s rise to power and indicts the entire existing political system. But the film also celebrates some new heroes, includes Parkland school shooting survivors and the whistleblowers of Flint, Michigan’s ongoing water crisis. They joined Moore for the film’s world premiere on opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6th, and during the post-screening Question &Answer, he brought them onstage.
After the film premiered to a packed Ryerson theatre with a very appreciative crowd.
“Fahrenheit 11/9” was initially to be distributed by The Weinstein Co. but will now be distributed by Tom Ortenberg’s newly launched Briarcliff Entertainment. It is safe to say that a whole lot of Americans await this movie and who knows what the Trump Administration will have to say.