Sunday, May 25, 2014

Bowling for Columbine│documentary film

Bowling for Columbine (Official site) is a 2002 documentary film written, directed, produced, and narrated by Michael Moore. The film explores what Moore suggests are the causes for the Columbine High School massacre and other acts of violence with guns. Moore focuses on the background and environment in which the massacre took place and some common public opinions and assumptions about related issues. The film also looks into the nature of violence in the United States.

The film brought Moore international attention as a rising filmmaker and won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature, a special 55th Anniversary Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and the César Award for Best Foreign Film... ► more

Michael Francis Moore (1954-) is an American filmmaker, author, social critic and activist. He is the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11, which is the highest-grossing documentary of all time and winner of the Palme d'Or. His films Bowling for Columbine (2002) and Sicko (2007) also placed in the top ten highest-grossing documentaries, and the former won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature. In September 2008, he released his first free movie on the Internet, Slacker Uprising, which documented his personal quest to encourage more Americans to vote in presidential elections. He has also written and starred in the TV shows TV Nation and The Awful Truth.
Moore criticizes globalization, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, the Iraq War, the American health care system, and capitalism in his written and cinematic works. His film Bowling for Columbine won the 2002 Academy Award for Documentary Feature... ► more

• Originally published 07.22.12

1 comment:

  1. recommended

    by Matthew Hays│in Art Threat

    • I won’t ever forget meeting Michael Moore. I had interviewed him by phone but this was the first in-person interview, at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s hard to put into words just what a sensation Bowling for Columbine was at the time. Everyone had an opinion on it. I had just seen the film at a packed press screening. I was in tears by the end of the film, and there was a standing ovation–something I’ve never seen before or since at a press screening at TIFF ...