Damn. The weekend boxoffice in Casper and Bismarck doesn’t look good.
From Michael Moore’s new movie website, another election-year documentary:
The Cannes Film Festival (May 17th through May 28th 2006) is pleased to announced that Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11) will debut his new documentary, “Katrina: The Wrath of Bush” on Monday, May 22, 2006 at the Cinema de la Plage…[The film] examines the Bush administration’s failures to prevent and respond to the largest “natural” disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Andrew hit southern Florida in 1992. Filmed in the days following the initial disaster, “Katrina” exposes what should have been done before and after the hurricane devastated New Orleans. Once again Moore uses his “biting humor” to try and expose what he calls “favoritism and corruption” that is “rampant within the Bush administration.” Moore also tracks down prominent figures within FEMA for questioning with a tenacity matched by few.
Moore’s last film, Fahrenheit 9/11, fizzled in the red states and preceded Republican victories in the presidential race and contests for control of the House and the Senate.
Fahrenheit 9/11 only did $119,194,771, a record for a documentary, because it was popular in backwater podunk towns like New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and other towns where people, you know, live.
Besides, everyone knows that reviews are already in on FEMA’s opening Katrina weekend and they were boffo! Absolutely to die for….