Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative and hilarious film yet. “Where to Invade Next” is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. Showing one night only, launching a new monthly specialty film series, at the historic Lewis Theatre, on Court Street in downtown Lewisburg on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8.
The creator of “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Bowling for Columbine” is back with this eye-opening call to arms. It turns out the solutions to America’s most entrenched problems already exist in the world – they’re just waiting to be co-opted. Moore says, “My original idea was to go and invade other countries and steal things. I had three rules: 1) don’t shoot anybody; 2) don’t take any oil; and 3) bring something back home that we can use. It became clear to us once we were invading these countries that it would be much better if I made a movie about America without ever shooting a single frame of this movie in America. What would that movie look like? I liked the challenge of that.”
Moore was born in Flint, MI. He became an Eagle Scout, attended the seminary for the Catholic priesthood, and, at age 18, became the youngest elected official in the country.
At 22, he founded The Flint Voice, a nationally recognized alternative newspaper. In 1989, Moore made his first film, the box office record breaking “Roger & Me,” which gave birth to the modern-day documentary movement. Moore went on to break the documentary box office record two more times with his 2002 Academy Award-winning film “Bowling for Columbine” and the Palme d’Or-winning “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Other notable films include the Oscar-nominated “Sicko” and “Capitalism: A Love Story.” Moore won the Emmy Award for his series “TV Nation” and is one of America’s top-selling nonfiction authors, with such books as “Stupid White Men” and “Dude, Where’s My Country?” Moore lives in Traverse City, MI, where he founded the Traverse City Film Festival and two art house movie palaces, the State Theatre and the Bijou by the Bay.
The Historic Lewis Theatre is locally owned and family run. With the end of the popular Carnegie Film Series, the Lewis is creating a monthly specialty film series, with foreign, documentary, art and independent films. The theater welcomes your suggestions, and you can sign up for weekly email schedule updates on Facebook or via email at email@example.com.