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Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9


By Peter Weisberg

How did we get here? Where are we going? How did we end up with Trump?

Are we heading toward twenty-first-century fascism? Is the US political system beyond repair?

Occupy SMA will entertain these questions and more when it hosts a free showing of filmmaker Michael Moore’s latest documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, on March 11 at the Quinta Loreto Hotel.

Are the Democratic and Republican parties significantly different in the eyes of most working people? Can the new wave of progressive Democratic candidates take control and redirect the party to make the changes we desperately need? These are a few of the questions examined in Michael Moore’s new documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9.

Many of us are still in the dark regarding Trump’s election. This film takes us beyond placing blame on those damn Russians and the knee-jerk solution reaction of “anyone but Trump.” Without an honest and clearheaded analysis of the political history leading up to the 2016 election, we are destined to relive similar results in the future, jeopardizing that very future.

Here is what Ben Norton, in a recent review in the Guardian newspaper had to say:

“At a time when the neoliberal Resistance has embraced the CIA and FBI as heroic organizations supposedly defending our putative democracy from the ‘Cheeto Mussolini,’ Michael Moore’s new documentary comes as a breath of fresh air.

Fahrenheit 11/9 is anything but a superficial tale of a brainless and ineffectual orange marionette catering to the whims of a dastardly Russian bogeyman—that is to say, how MSNBC would have us see Donald Trump. On the contrary, this film is precisely what is needed: an enlightening and entertaining cinematic diagnosis of the rapid decay of the United States of America in the age of ‘Trumpism,’ delivered from an uncompromising left-wing perspective, one that is willing to tear down liberal idols when necessary.”

Moore has plenty to critique in this film, issues many of us are alarmingly aware of. But he sees hope as well, in the younger generations—millennials and Generation Z. Socially and ecologically more progressive, many seem willing to embrace a different vision of the world they will be living in. Let’s hope they have the opportunity to build it.

Occupy SMA’s screening of this film is free and will be followed by discussion. All are welcome.


Film and Discussion

Occupy SMA

Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9

Mon, Mar 11, 1pm

Quinta Loreto Hotel TV Room

Loreto 15



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