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Post-Newtown Tragedy, "Bowling for Columbine" Finds New Relevance (again)

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • December 16, 2012 7:49 PM
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Michael Moore's 10-year-old documentary about gun violence in America, "Bowling for Columbine," is once again finding new relevance--and audiences--because of current events. In the wake of the Newtown school shootings, the film is spreading like wild fire on the Internet and among discussion boards. just as it did last July after the Aurora movie theater massacre. Posted for free on YouTube, the movie has been seen more than 437,000 times since it was uploaded in April 2011. Though Moore has been a ferocious advocate for gun control, he has not appeared on the talk-show news circut as he has in the past, citing, via Twitter, an interview he did last July.

Michael Moore: "How Capitalism is Killing the Movies"

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • December 14, 2011 9:47 AM
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Last night, Michael Moore went on a Twitter spree, disparaging mainstream exhibitors for ruining the moviegoing experience with poor quality projection. "Has anyone else but me noticed that movies projected in theaters these days appear darker on the screen than usual?" he asked, posing a series of rhetorical questions and taunts to his nearly 1 million followers. "Have all these digital projectors wrecked the movie-going experience? Are they using the cheaper lamps to save $$?"

Michael Moore Proposes "Occupy Winter"

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • December 7, 2011 9:10 AM
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Last night, Michael Moore posted a proposal to the General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street to keep the movement alive during the cold months of winter. Many in the media had long questioned whether the 99% agenda would be able to endure the cold, but now that most of the encampments in public spaces are no longer making headlines, winter weather isn't so much an issue as how to keep the message alive.

Is Michael Moore Pro-Piracy: Illegal Copies of "Capitalism: A Love Story" Inspiring OWS?

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • December 6, 2011 8:21 PM
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While speaking in Ann Arbor at the Michigan Theater to promote his new book, "Here Comes Trouble," Michael Moore told a crowd they could take part in the Occupy Wall Street movement without getting their hands too dirty, by moving funds from established banks to local credit unions, or pirating Moore's film "Capitalism: A Love Story" and handing it out on the street, according to a story in Heritage Media.

Michael Moore Gives 10 Goals for Occupy Movement

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • November 22, 2011 6:35 PM
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  • 14 Comments
Michael Moore offers this platform for the Occupy Wall Street movement:

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