“Michael Moore in TrumpLand” is the Oscar-winning director’s new film, that comes as a surprise to most of its fans. Moore has been working almost secretly on this project and will offer a sneak preview tonight in New York City at the IFC Center at 09:30 p.m. The center will open at 08:30 p.m., and for this evening, the tickets will be for free.

The box office will initiate an hour earlier before the film starts and tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis, according to theMichael Moore itself, who posted the information Monday on Twitter.

“Michael Moore in TrumpLand” is the Oscar-winning director’s new film. Photo credit: IFC Center
“Michael Moore in TrumpLand” is the Oscar-winning director’s new film. Photo credit: IFC Center

The film is reportedly based on Moore experience when performing in Ohio earlier this month. “Michael Moore in TrumpLand” is based on Moore’s one-man show struggles in the “Trump state.” The Oscar-winning director had some issues in Ohio because he was “too controversial.”

Moore posted on his Facebook page that he initially had organized his performance at the Midland Theater in Newark, Ohio, “The heart of Trump Country,” according to Moore. But later, the community board that oversees the theater rejected Michael Moore’s show because he could bring troubles with his ideas.

“The board is afraid that renting the theater to him may cause the theater to lose long-standing patrons. Our board here is fairly conservative and it was felt that Mr. Moore would try to sway people’s minds to vote his way,” said the Midland Theater’s board in Newark.

Moore did not waste the opportunity to take the board’s criticism as a compliment and praised them for recognizing the “real” intentions behind his one-man show.  

Nancy Anderson, executive director of the Midland Theater, stated there was no formal vote on canceling Moore’s show although she added there were security concerns regarding his performance. She mentioned logistical concerns about the show and the effects of the potential controversy that could take place inside or outside the theater.

Anderson said any trouble could negatively affect the theater and other Newark businesses and residents because of the current political climate, the executive director said in an interview with The Columbus Dispatch.

The search for a theater in ‘The Heart of Trump Country’

In the same Facebook post, Michael Moore stated that he did not stop his search for a theater and found another one in Ohio, even deeper into “Trump Country.” 

Moore made public in another post that he was going to perform at the Murphy Theater in Wilmington, Ohio in Clinton County. The theater was willing to host the controversial director, even when that county has 25 thousand registered voters, and only 500 are registered Democrats.

Michael Moore then explained why he was doing a show in Trump’s Country: because he knows why people in Ohio and Michigan are voting for Donald Trump. The director said that people in those states, including some of his neighbors, are voting for Trump because they used to be part of “the middle class” and they think they have a chance to getting out of there by voting for the outsider candidate known as Donald Trump.

Michael Moore stated he wants to speak with those voters and make them laugh about the craziest election year America has had.

“See the film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down. Oscar-winner Michael 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,” reads the film synopsis on the IFC Center’s website.

Source: The Rolling Stones