Roger & Me
Directed by Michael Moore
I am distantly related to Michael Moore, which really isn't that glamorous of a connection. If anyone leaves a comment saying there is a physical resemblance, I will come out of your screen Ringu style and attack you.
Roger and Me follows Moore's attempts to get an interview with Roger Smith, the CEO of General Motors. Well, "interview" might be the wrong word. "Ambush" might be more accurate. In any case, we learn about the economic devastation of Flint, Michigan after General Motors closed several auto plants.
People always talk about how manipulative Michael Moore is with his filmmaking. That is true, although that can be said of any director, particularly documentary filmmakers . They are trying to present facts in a way that lead the audience to a planned emotional reaction. Perhaps Moore's problem is he gives the viewer too much credit. Any smart person would realize this isn't going to be an objective piece, with each side allowed to fully articulate their arguments.
Disregarding the blatant propaganda, it is still a moving film, although I could have done without the bunny scenes.
Moore was living off welfare checks at the time of filming.