As if this election cycle hasn't been turbulent enough, Michael Moore -- producer of such liberal “schlockumentaries” as Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 -- is putting last-minute editing touches on his latest project, which is entitled Michael Moore in TrumpLand.
Set to open in New York City and Los Angeles on Wednesday night, the film is described this way in its synopsis: “See the film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down. Oscar-winner Michael Moore dives right into hostile territory with his daring and hilarious one-man show, deep in the heart of TrumpLand in the weeks before the 2016 election.”
According to an article written by Anthony D'Alessandro for the Deadline.com website, Moore considers this film his “October Surprise” for the current presidential election cycle.
Moore tweeted the following on Monday night: “What’s this? Something is cooking! Final night in the 'kitchen.' #OctoberSurprise.”
D'Alessandro explained that the movie deals harshly with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and Moore “is self-distributing this weekend, and everyone is learning about it now.”
“He literally just hired a publicist who is figuring out last-minute press screenings ... this weekend,” the reporter noted, “and the movie will also be available on iTunes.”
Apparently, D'Alessandro stated, “the movie is based on a one-man play that Moore was trying to mount recently at Newark’s Midland Theatre in Ohio.”
“However, Moore claims that the theater’s management prevented him from taking the stage as they deemed him too controversial,” the reporter noted.
The liberal activist's first film was Roger & Me, a 1989 movie about what happened to Flint, Michigan, after General Motors closed its factories and opened new ones in Mexico, where the workers were paid much less.
The man named in the title was Roger B. Smith, former CEO and president of the company.
In 2002, Moore produced Bowling for Columbine, which dealt with the culture of guns and violence in the United States and began with the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado on April 20, 1999.
Next, the liberal activist turned his attention to how the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States and how they affected people across the country in Fahrenheit 9/11, which is listed as the highest-grossing documentary of all time, taking in more than $200 million worldwide.
2007 saw the release of Sicko, which criticized the American health-care system, focusing particularly on the managed-care and pharmaceutical industries.
Two years later, Moore produced a new film entitled Capitalism: A Love Story, which examined the financial situation across the nation and compared the policies of outgoing Republican President George W. Bush to incoming Democratic White House occupant Barack Obama.
As NewsBusters has previously reported, Moore has never been shy about inserting his opinions in crises ranging from the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin shooting (in which the liberal activist accused Zimmerman of stalking the African-American teenager) to the filmmaker's “patriotic screed” while promoting his movie Where to Invade Next.
Just in time for Christmas, the liberal activist claimed Americans buy guns because “we're a very frightened people.” Soon after, Moore said his New Year's resolution was to stop saying “I support the troops” because “I don't.
In March, Moore called then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) a "weenie" for dropping an assault weapons ban from pending gun control legislation. Then on Veterans Day, the filmmaker used the holiday to promote his movie theater by allowing veterans to watch the movie 12 Years a Slave for free.
During the Toronto Film Festival in September of 2014, Moore took advantage of the opportunity to claim that Barack Obama will be remembered only as the first black president, and “that's it.”
When the American Sniper movie was released in January of 2015, Moore declared that snipers are “cowards” even though the man who trained Chris Ryan as a sniper responded by calling the liberal activist “shameful” and “shallow.”
And most recently, Moore charged that the Republican Party is “dead,” and “self-righteous America” needs a “timeout.”
Those of us who have actually seen some of Moore's “schlockumentaries” don't need to see his new film to determine what the liberal activist is unhappy about now. Just say the word “Republican,” and he'll go out and make yet another liberal film that criticizes the GOP.