- Michael Moore
USA's favorite lefty film-essayist provocateur returns with this devilish what if: the Pentagon appoints him the sole decider of where the U.S. invades next. Moore then "invades" countries that are employing beneficial social policies with the idea of bringing these ideas back to the U.S. Policies like five months paid maternity leave, four weeks of vacation, free college education, healthy school lunches, the elimination of standardized testing for kids, healthcare for all, treatment for drug addiction instead of penalties, a prison system where rehabilitation rather than punishment is the goal, and a police force whose training is based on concern for human dignity. "A more stimulating, thought-provoking and entertaining call to arms than anything we are likely to hear from an aspiring President over the next year." (Screen International) Shortlisted for the 2016 Oscars.
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tia Lessin is the director and producer, with Carl Deal, of Trouble the Water(winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize, the Gotham Independent Film Award and the Full Frame Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize) and of Citizen Koch which was shortlisted for the 2015 Oscars. Her documentary short Behind the Labels won the Sidney Hillman Award for Broadcast Journalism.
Tia Lessin’s visit is made possible in part with public funds from NYSCA’s Electronic Media & Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. Additionally cosponsored with the Dept of Government, the Peace Studies Program and the CU Democrats.