By Anthony Kaufman | ReelPolitik April 25, 2006 at 2:17AM
Variety and Cinematical have both run stories recently about the mysterious whereabouts of Michael Moore. Where is he hiding, they wonder, and what is the status of "Sicko", his highly anticipated muckraker about the health care industry? Oddly enough, Moore has been spotted recently attending movies in New York as a regular old audience member. A few weeks ago, he was at the New Directors/New Films series, wearing his trademark sweats, leaving a screening of Michael Cuesta's "Twelve and Holding" and just last week, he attended the New York premiere of fellow doc-maker Kirby Dick's MPAA investigative "This Film is Not Yet Rated" at the IFC Center. How does Moore have the time? He must have his minions working overtime to finish his own doc. While I can't confirm it, Moore apparently said last Tuesday that "Sicko" would not be ready in time for a fall film festival premiere.