Is FAHRENHEIT 11/9, Michael Moore’s latest essay-film about the state of the nation under Trump, a natural extension of the techniques used in his 1989 debut ROGER & ME, or a worst-case-scenario evolution of Moore’s filmmaking style? We try to wrap our heads around that question as we put the two films in conversation, looking at what they tell us about the figure Moore has become, how he’s affected the development of first-person documentary, and whether his approach plays in 2018’s heightened political climate. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar.
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Your Next Picture Show:
• Keith: Alan J. Pakula’s STARTING OVER
• Genevieve: Andrew Bujalski’s SUPPORT THE GIRLS
• Scott: Robert Greene’s BISBEE ’17
Outro Music: K’naan, “With God On Our Side”
Rob Sheffield, author of the new book Dreaming the Beatles, explains why the Fab Four will be relevant forever
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