The film, which profiles gun violence in the United Stateswon the Academy Award for best documentary. A family that used to work in the GM factory.
Moore meets a former feminist radio host named Janet who, to find work, joins Amway as a saleswoman. The residents react with outrage and stage a rally where issues of the magazine are burned. Moore also includes some of his family history, noting that his father worked for GM for decades and his uncle participated in the famous Sit-Down-Strike that led to the formation of the United Auto Workers union.
I failed to bring Roger to Flint. A former feminist radio host, Janet, joins Amway as a saleswoman to find work. The face-to-face encounter between Michael Moore and Roger B.
Ebert argues that the point of the film is not to present a completely cut and dried presentation of facts, but instead to create a jumping point for interest and dialogue through use of humor and irony. Moore also interviews Bob Eubanks during a fair near Flint, during which Eubanks cracks an anti-Semitic and homophobic joke.
The most famous resident that appears in the film is Rhonda Britton, who sells rabbits for "Pets or Meat". Over the course of the film, Moore attempts to track down Smith at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and the Detroit Athletic Clubonly to be told either that Smith is not there or to leave by employees and security guards.
Part of the distribution deal required Warner Bros. Critical reception[ edit ] The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics. Would you be willing to come up with us to see what the situation is like in Flint, so that people? All these efforts fail, as the Hyatt files for bankruptcy and is put up for sale, Water Street Pavilion sees most of its stores go out of business, and AutoWorld closes just six months after the grand opening.
After producing three television series and other limited-release films—including the comedy Canadian Baconin which a U. We see the local government pursue one half-baked scheme for rejuvenation after another as countless families are evicted from their homes and so many people rent moving vans that the rental companies find it literally impossible to keep vehicles in stock.
Living in Flint becomes so desperate, that Money magazine names the town as the worst place to live in America.
Despite its success, the film was not nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Academy Award in Kael called the film "shallow and facetious, a piece of gonzo demagoguery that made me feel cheap for laughing.
Moore chronicles how GM had previously defined his childhood while growing up in Flint, Michigan, and how the company was the primary economic and social hub of the town. As he returns inGM announces the layoffs of thousands of Flint auto workers, whose jobs will go to cheaper, non-unionized labor in Mexico.The face-to-face encounter between Michael Moore and Roger B.
Smith is shown as this: Michael Moore: Mr. Smith, we just came down from Flint where we filmed a family being evicted from their home the day before Christmas Eve. A. Michael Moore: Michael Moore, American filmmaker, author, and activist who was best known for documentaries, often controversial, that addressed major political and social issues in the United States.
His films included Roger & Me (), Bowling for Columbine (), Fahrenheit 9/11 (), and Sicko (). Capitalism: A Love Story out of 5 stars DVD. $ Since "Roger & Me," Michael Moore keeps making films. Twenty five years later, he provides a commentary about his film.
Roger and Me launched Michael Moore's career.
He has mastered the art of using humor to make serious social and political commentary. While some of his /5(). Michael Moore's directorial debut Roger & Me is a well made documentary about the impact of General Motors closing an automobile plant in Flint, Michigan, Michael Moore %.
InMichael Moore burst onto the American moviemaking scene with Roger & Me. The groundbreaking documentary chronicled the efforts of the world’s largest corporation, General Motors, as it turns its hometown of Flint, Michigan, into a ghost town.
Roger and Me is a loose, smart-alecky documentary directed and narrated by Michael Moore, an everyman host with a devastating wit and a working-class pose. When his hometown is devastated by the plant closure of an American corporate giant (making record profits, one should note), the hell-raising political commentator with a prankster /5().Download