Six years after the release of his last film, “Capitalism: A Love Story”, left-wing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is putting the finishing touches on a non-fiction comedy about the military-industrial complex. The film, “Where to Invade Next”, will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this September.
Moore has kept a low-profile in recent months, notably absent from the cable news circuit where he often serves as a liberal pundit. But shortly after the new film’s premiere was announced on Tuesday, the filmmaker resurfaced on Periscope, a social media live-streaming platform, to answer his fans’ questions about the new film without spoiling anything for the National Security Administration.
“We’re not saying a lot about the film right now, for all the obvious reasons,” Moore said, then waved at the camera. “Psyched to say hello to all my NSA friends, hey guys!”
Moore described the film’s production as though it were a heist, explaining that he used “a small crew because we have to be able to move at a moment’s notice, usually someone chasing us.”
He said the film was “epic in nature,” with shooting spanning three continents. While Moore offered little in the way of concrete details, he indicated that the film’s central focus was the United States’ addiction to ‘infinite war,’ which he described as “this constant need to have an enemy – where’s the next enemy so we can keep the whole military industrial complex alive and keep the companies that make a lot of money from this in business.”