Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next to be released in December
Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore announced this morning he’s chosen the distributor for his hotly-pursued new film Where to Invade Next – and ended up breaking some news in the process.
Former RADiUS Founders and Co-Presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego are teaming with Alamo Drafthouse Founder and CEO Tim League to form a new distribution label — and are making Moore’s subversive, crowd-pleasing comedy their very first release.
Moore describes his new distributor as a “cinematic Dream Team, consisting of three of this country’s most beloved film geeks and movie advocates, individuals who are much-admired by the indie filmmaking community. It is clear to me that they want to forge something new for a new century. They decided it was time to rethink the way movies are made, doing it with filmmakers who create their best work in a supportive environment, unfettered by a traditional studio system. I believe that Tom, Jason, and Tim, are poised to revolutionize film distribution by creating an entirely different movie-going experience for the audience.”
Quinn, Janego and League stated: “Together with Michael Moore and his extraordinary new film we hope to remind Americans they have the inalienable right to laugh, especially in an election year. We’re thrilled about our new label and can’t think of a better film or filmmaker to launch with.” The company name and details of the new venture will be revealed at a later date.
Where to Invade Next explores the current state of the nation in a form that is quintessential Moore: provocative, impassioned and very funny. The film was a runaway hit with audiences and critics at this month’s Toronto International Film Festival. The film’s American premiere is this Friday evening at the New York Film Festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Moore’s epic journey will invade American cinemas this December — and will be in hundreds of theaters across the country ahead of the first presidential primary.