Michael Moore's New Film Is an 'October Surprise'

Michael Moore in TrumpLand premiers Tuesday in New York City
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2016 3:33 PM CDT
Michael Moore's New Film Is an 'October Surprise'
Michael Moore announced his new film Monday. It's premiering less than 24 hours later.   (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Wow, Michael Moore works fast. The filmmaker announced his next movie Monday night on Twitter. Less than 24 hours later, Michael Moore in TrumpLand will premiere at the IFC Center in New York City, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Moore is calling it his "October surprise," Fox News reports. The film is apparently a one-man play Moore had planned to perform and record for release in Ohio until being "banned" by the Midland Theatre in Newark. He claims he was shut down for being too controversial; the theater says the timing didn't work out, among other factors.

"See the film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down," the Hollywood Reporter quotes a synopsis of the film. "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." Michael Moore in TrumpLand starts its theatrical run at the IFC Center on Wednesday. It will also run for a week at a theater in Los Angeles and will be available on iTunes, the AV Club reports. “If you don't live in the NY area, your time for my ‘October Surprise’ is coming very soon," Fox News quotes Moore as saying. As recently as July, Moore was convinced Trump would win the election. (More Michael Moore stories.)

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