New film Sicko, and other Michael Moore news


Bush, Michael Moore and Fahrenheit 9/11, cartoon

From Erik Moe in the USA:

Michael Moore Update: Happy Birthday Edition

A wrapup of recent news on Michael Moore, who turns 53 today:

* Sicko, Moore’s long-awaited exposé on the failings of the U.S. health care system will debut at Cannes, just as did his Golden Palm-winning Fahrenheit 9/11 in 2004.
* The NY Post claims Moore brought a group of 9/11 first responders with Ground-Zero-related illnesses to Cuba to highlight the dire state of U.S. health care. (via Cinematical).
* IndieWire reported seeing plenty of Moore at last week’s 10th Annual Full Frame Documentary Festival, where he and writer Allen Gurganus presented Ross McElwee with a career achievement award.
* After taking in Chicago’s diverse documentary festival, Hank Sartin asks what became of the much-anticipated (and/or dreaded) wave of Moore imitators.

Happy Birthday, Mike!

See also here.

9/11 Responders Warned They Will Be Screened For Terrorism Ties: here.