Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ Toronto-bound
The Michigan filmmaker’s first movie in 6 years will premiere during September’s Toronto International Film Festival
Correction: This story has been updated to correct the movie title.
Michael Moore is planning to “Invade” September’s Toronto International Film Festival.
The Michigan filmmaker’s new film, “Where to Invade Next” will receive its world premiere at the festival, Moore announced Tuesday. The film is part of the first round of films announced by the fest.
Tuesday’s announcement was the first Moore had made about the film, his first since 2009’s “Capitalism: A Love Story.”
“I’ve been very quiet about the making of this film,” Moore said Tuesday during a six-minute Periscope video where he discussed the film while keeping most of its details under wraps.
He called it “a film of epic nature” and said shooting took place on three different continents. He said America’s “infinite war” and its “constant need to always have an enemy” provides the “necessary satire” for the film. “That’s where the comedy comes from,” he said.
Moore said he shot with a small crew, including team members going back to his “TV Nation” days, and said they shot on the fly because they were constantly being chased from places. He didn’t say much else, saying he’s been “very diligent about keeping this under covers.”
After its Toronto premiere, “Where to Invade Next” is slated to hit theaters around the holidays, Moore said.
Tuesday is also the opening day of Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival, now in its 11th year. The fest runs through Aug. 2.