Provided exclusively to the Huffington Post and then posted online Thursday morning, the first trailer of Michael Moore's upcoming film "Fahrenheit 11/9" reveals the filmmaker's attempt at making sense of the rise and reign of President Donald Trump.
Fahrenheit 11/9 refers to the day that Trump was officially announced as the next US president, and the title seems to liken his election to have had as much of an impact on the country as the September 11 attacks did. The scene in which an incensed Moore sprays water from Flint onto the home of MI governor Rick Snyder stands out in particular, made all the more meaningful as Moore himself is a Flint native.
Following its TIFF premiere, "Fahrenheit 11/9" will land in theatres September 21.
Moore has spoken out voraciously against Trump for months, encouraging the president's detractors to "put [their] bodies on the line" to stop his policies. "This is the movie that will end the madness".
"American journalism schools have not trained students how to cover an authoritarian leader", Moore said about the documentary. "Our media has no idea what it is up against".
This film will be Moore's second film about the president.
He added that: "If nothing else, I hope this film exposes that grave danger and shows people the way out".
Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" explored the presidency of George W. Bush and the War on Terror.
Documentary fans have known that Michael Moore's documentaries are not to be missed, ever since the days of the Oscar-winning Bowling For Columbine. His new documentary's title is a reference to that film and the day after Trump was voted into office: November 9, 2016. "Hope, and the passivity that comes with it, is what helped get us here to begin with".