Release date: Friday October 2, 2009
Running time: 120 min.
Director: Michael Moore
Studio: Overture Films, Alliance Films
Screenplay: Rob Zombie
Producer(s): Kathleen Glynn, Michael Moore
Cast: Michael Moore
Official Site: capitalismalovestory.com
Rating: Not Yet Rated
Available film art: Capitalism A Love Story movie posters
“Capitalism: A Love Story” will explore the root causes of the global economic meltdown and take a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what Moore described as “the biggest robbery in the history of this country” – the massive transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions.
But as the political winds shifted in the months before the election — and gusted after it – Moore subtly began reorienting his movie. Instead of foreign policy, the film’s focus now is more on the global financial crisis and the U.S. economy.
“Capitalism: A Love Story” will contain an end-of-the-empire tone, say those familiar with the project, and Moore no doubt hopes that this will give it a more general feel that will untether it from a specific political moment.