Oscar and Emmy-winning documentary director, author and political activist Michael Moore will visit London this September for a Q&A at Budweiser Gardens. Moore’s trademark style offers an “everyman” perspective as he tackles major issues with a sharp sense of humour. This eye-opening approach has earned him a reputation as both a razor-sharp entertainer and one of America’s boldest political commentators. These unique, interactive and inspiring events will feature a special selection from Moore’s Broadway show “The Terms of My Surrender,” a monologue about Moore’s thoughts on the Trump administration. Additionally, audience members will be invited to take part in an interactive Question and Answer period that promises to generate a provocative discussion.
Moore will appear in London on September 29th at the Start.ca Performance Stage at Budweiser Gardens. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 31st at noon. Information on how to participate in the Q&A will be announced soon. Event details and ticket information can be found at www.budweisergardens.com.
Moore was born in Flint, Michigan where he received a Catholic education, including a year in the seminary. He says this accounts for his healthy respect for the fires of Hell that he believes to be located somewhere just outside Crawford, Texas. He was an Eagle Scout, Newspaper Boy of the Week, and, at 18, the youngest person ever elected to public office in the state of Michigan.
Moore is the Oscar and Emmy-winning writer/director of the ground-breaking, record-setting films Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine, and Fahrenheit 9/11, which also won the top prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and went on to become the highest grossing documentary of all time. It became the first documentary ever to premier No. 1 at the box-office in its opening weekend. Film Comment called it “The Film of the Year.”
In addition to winning the Academy Award for Bowling for Columbine, Moore won the Emmy Award for his NBC and Fox series, TV Nation and was nominated for his other series, The Awful Truth (which the L.A. Times called “the smartest and funniest show on TV.”) Moore wrote and directed the comedy feature Canadian Bacon starring the late John Candy, and the BBC documentary, The Big One. He has directed music videos for R.E.M., Rage Against the Machine, Neil Young, and System of a Down.