Filmmaker Michael Moore’s latest film, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” appears poised to fan the flames of division in the nation.
The HuffPost asked the liberal icon about the project in an email interview. Moore’s title of the film is a play on words of his prior film about George W. Bush called “Fahrenheit 9/11.”
What does it show?
In the interview, Moore claims his film exposes what he calls the “evil genius” of Trump.
“How did this happen?” is the question that opens the first trailer for the film, which is set to open in theaters Sept. 21. Then the words “Can’t take the insanity anymore?” appear in big, bold letters.
Scenes from the trailer include Moore speaking to Parkland, Florida, student and gun control activist David Hogg, as well as rising Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
In another scene, dirty water from Flint, Michigan, is being sprayed into the front yard of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.
Republican political consultant Roger Stone also appears in the trailer, saying any attempts to impeach Trump will be met with “a spasm of violence in this country.”
In the HuffPost interview, Moore claims that an insurgency is the works.
“The revolution is happening in the most unlikely of places,” he said. “The resistance ― the true resistance ― is not coming from the Democratic Party or from the liberal establishment. I can’t reveal too much right now, but there is a real insurgency taking place. I don’t know if it will succeed or not. It might be too late.”
Does the picture get darker?
Asked if he sees any hope, Moore replied: F*** hope. Seriously, f*** hope. F*** despair, too. But f*** hope.”
Hope is passive and what America needs is action, Moore said in the interview.
Moore also declares that most of America agrees with him on the issues.
“Our choir is much bigger than Trump’s choir or Fox News’ choir,” Moore claimed.
“Unfortunately, our choir is out of tune, and it’s hard to hear our voices through all the sobbing and despair. That all ends on Sept. 21. The choir needs a song to sing. Once we come together in beautiful harmony, the Trump crime family will be prosecuted, law and order will be restored, we’ll have Medicare for All and we’ll declare that ‘Game of Thrones’ must remain on the air for at least three more seasons.”
He goes on to assert that America is a “liberal country.”
“…We now live in a very liberal country. Most Americans may not label themselves as liberal, but if you look at almost every major issue, the majority of Americans support the liberal position. They want Medicare for All. They believe in women’s equality and equal pay. They believe immigration is good for America. They believe in LGBQT rights and marriage equality. They want gun control. They want to break up the big banks. They want universal pre-K and free public college for all. They want to tax the rich and corporations. And on and on and on. It’s amazing how liberal the American people are when you look at it issue by issue.”