Overture Films announced today that the next documentary from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore will be released on Oct. 2. The currently untitled project will focus on the root causes of the global economic meltdown and take an intended comical view of what Moore describes as the “biggest robbery in the history of this country,” the transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions.
Not coincidentally, the film is releasing a year and one day after the U.S. Senate voted to hand Wall Street a $700 billion bailout.
More is quoted as saying, “The wealthy, at some point, decided they didn’t have enough wealth. They wanted more — a lot more. So they systematically set about to fleece the American people out of their hard-earned money. Now, why would they do this? That is what I seek to discover in this movie.”
The new project will be Moore’s first doc since 2007’s “Sicko.” He won the Best Documentary Oscar for “Bowling for Columbine” in 2003 and created massive political repercussions the following year with “Fahrenheit 9/11” which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and grossed a staggering $222 million worldwide.