After two quiet years, Michael Moore’s new documentary on the global economic meltdown will be released by Overture Films and Paramount Vantage on October 2, 2009. Since the economy will probably be in the same sorry state that it’s in now, I’d imagine this film will do quite well with the millions that have been affected by the recession.
According to the press release:
The as-yet-untitled film will explore the root causes of the global economic meltdown and take a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what Moore has described as “the biggest robbery in the history of this country” – the massive transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions.
Says Moore: “The wealthy, at some point, decided they didn’t have enough wealth. They wanted more — a lot more. So they systematically set about to fleece the American people out of their hard-earned money. Now, why would they do this? That is what I seek to discover in this movie.”
The release date is a year and a day after the United States Senate voted to hand Wall Street a $700 billion bailout.