King's Film Society Presentation
Where to Invade Next
October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Documentarian Michael Moore heads overseas to investigate the quality of life in a variety of European nations, and examines different approaches to issues such as prison systems, health-care infrastructure, and education that could be adopted by the United States. Not the evisceration of US foreign policy you might expect. Instead Michael Moore takes a break from chasing powerful white men down the street to bring audiences a travelogue of sorts, in which the rambunctious director proclaims himself America’s new armed forces, “invades” other countries and steals their best ideas. From Italy he takes their holiday entitlement (seven weeks paid, compared to America’s 0); from Finland, their education system (fewer school hours, no standardised testing). Iceland has a political class dominated by women that he’s got his eye on; and he wants to nick school lunches from France. Turns out the solutions to America's most entrenched problems already exist in the world. They're just waiting to be co-opted.
$9.25 at the door; $8 with Film Buff Card
"Moore has made an act of guerrilla humanity."
"Funny, but also serious as a heart attack."
— Entertainment Weekly
"His funniest film by far!"
— The Independent
"One of Moore's best films!"
— Indie Wire
“A laughter-laced collage of uncomfortable truths."
— Screen Daily
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