Wednesday, June 27, 2007

SiCKO: The Return of Michael Moore

I credit Fahrenhype 9/11 with spurring my interest in politics, so I am anxious to see the new film. Unlike F9/11, it is supposed to be much more unifying and less polarizing.

Regardless, the Health Care lobby, the mindless media, the talking heads, and anti-Moore crowd are up in arms and preparing for battle.

A letter from Mr. Moore...


Would you like to go to a sneak preview of my new film, "Sicko," before it opens on June 29th? Well, if you live anywhere near the 32 cities listed below, this Saturday night, June 23rd, our movie studio is going to hold sneak screenings of "Sicko" in 43 theaters across the country. I'd love for you to be one of the first to see it so, if you'd like, you can click here and order tickets now. We'd love to see you there.

Also, if you live in the New York City area we are opening the film tomorrow (Friday, June 22) exclusively at one theater, the AMC Lincoln Square for a first week run. The interest in the film is very high and theaters have been asking us to open it as soon as possible. Alright, already! It opens tomorrow in NYC, the sneak previews are Saturday around the country, and we open nationwide next Friday, the 29th.

Last night we screened "Sicko" for the members of Congress and the Senate in Washington, D.C. Earlier in the day we testified during a briefing in Congress called by the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers, Jr. I brought with me some of the people who appear in the film to tell their stories -- and it was a powerful moment.

I will write again next week, before "Sicko" opens nationwide on the 29th. I'm so excited, after spending the last couple of years working on this film, that you all will finally be able to see it.

Michael Moore

P.S. Catch the sneak preview of "Sicko" in these cities this Saturday night, June 23rd:

Phoenix, AZ
Sacramento, CA
San Diego, CA
Milwaukee, WI

Order tickets online here:

LINK: 'SiCKO' Sneaks Across America This Saturday!

I saw it on Thursday and it is most excellent. I met Mark there and he posted his review earlier.

Go and see it and then make a bargain with yourself to get a friend to see it as well. Then make them do the same. Many Republicans have faced the horrors of HMO’s and health care issues so this will resonate much more broadly than his previous films have if they are being honest…The Circus Clowns will recite the lies of the lobbyists and politicians that do not want to fix our health care system so it should be an interesting few months…

LINK: C&L: Michael Moore is back!
Michael Moore recently put out newspaper advertisements inviting 900 health care industry lobbyists to a free screening of his new film SiCKO. But at the showing last week, only about 11 showed up. Before the screening, Moore held a Q&A with the lobbyists, explaining why he made the film and defending his arguments.
LINK: TP: Moore talks health care with industry lobbyists.
For the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries, Michael Moore’s film exposing their history and their misdeeds is a serious threat, and they have no shortage of funds to try to distort it.
LINK: TP: Health Insurance Industry, Big Pharmaceuticals Launch Michael Moore Smear Campaign
Yesterday, CNN proudly announced that it has scored the first post-jail interview with Paris Hilton. To make room for Paris on Wednesday, CNN canceled its interview with Michael Moore about his new health care documentary SiCKO:

Hotel heiress and reality TV star Paris Hilton will give her first post-jail interview on CNN’s “Larry King Live” on Wednesday, the show’s spokeswoman said on Saturday.

“She will be on for the hour,” Bridget Leininger told Reuters. “We had (filmmaker) Michael Moore originally scheduled for that time.”

LINK: TP: CNN Dumps Michael Moore For Paris Hilton

I fully intend to see SiCKO, but I will be seeing Live Free or Die Hard tonight!
-Mr. Joseph

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