NEVADA CITY, Calif. August 31, 2018 – Oscar-winning director Michael Moore’s new film, “Fahrenheit 11/9”, will have its Northern California premiere right here in Grass Valley — and Moore will join the festivities afterwards live via Skype.
KVMR 89.5 FM and the Del Oro Theater will present the highly-anticipated documentary Wednesday, September 19 with a 7:15 p.m. showing in the Del Oro’s main auditorium in downtown Grass Valley. Tickets for this KVMR benefit are now on sale for $20 and are only available at the Nevada City radio station’s website, kvmr.org/events
Moore himself will be a larger-than-life live image on the Del Oro big screen following the film, talking about the movie and taking live questions from the audience from his apartment in New York City. His 2004 movie, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” remains the largest grossing documentary in film history with a box office of over $220 million.
The new movie’s title, “Fahrenheit 11/9,”refers to the day after the 2016 election when it was clear Donald Trump would assume the Presidency, while “Fahrenheit 9/11” focused on how President George W. Bush took America to war in Iraq.
According to the official synopsis of the new documentary, “Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How….did we get here and how …. do we get out? It’s the film to see before it’s too late.”
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Several words were excised from the synopsis for family-friendly purposes.
The new film is scheduled to have a high-profile September 6th debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. “There’s a critique of Donald Trump,” a Toronto festival official told The Hollywood Reporter. “But there’s a broader critique of the American political system that will surprise many people.”
This is the fourth Michael Moore film that Moore and his sister Anne Moore (who lives in Grass Valley) have donated a benefit screening to non-profit KVMR Community Radio. “Fahrenheit 11/9” will open nationally two days later, including a run at the Del Oro Theater
Support for the special premiere also comes from Sweetland Garden Mercantile of North San Juan.