Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is in intensive care with pneumonia in New York City. Moore, who has has taken an active role in protesting the Flint water crisis, is asking fans to help get the word out about his latest film, Where to Invade Next?. He wrote on Facebook Friday,
“Between bustin’ it 4 my movie opening next wk, plus in & out of Flint, plus Election work, I find myself today in an ICU w/pneumonia. I’m now worried about my film’s release. I can’t fly, I have to recover, and in one week (February 12th) this great movie I’ve put so much of my life into is going to open in theaters — with little or no assistance from me.
So, would it be OK to enlist your help in a sort of quickly cobbled-together “army” of grassroots foot soldiers, wherein you could pitch in where you live (and on social media) to let people know about my movie? I could post some ideas tomorrow of things you and your friends could do.”
He goes on to say the grueling schedule to promote the film led to him ending up in the I.C.U.
“Let’s just say things didn’t look good Sunday night. But thanks to a combination of good doctors, decent hospital food and 2nd term Obamacare, I’m doing much better.”
Moore, among others like Bowling for Columbine, made the brilliant Fahrenheit 9/11, which remains the highest grossing documentary in history. He himself remains a political force with his latest, Where To Invade Next? focusing on what America can learn from other countries as he “invades” the countries to see what they have to offer.
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