For our first episode, we present a conversation with Oscar-winning director, activist and political pundit Michael Moore, who shares his thoughts on Canada, Justin Trudeau and how the themes in his first documentary Roger & Me still resonate 30 years on.
In 1989, Moore burst onto the American film scene with Roger & Me, which chronicled the efforts of General Motors to turn his home of Flint, Michigan into a ghost town. When the groundbreaking film screened at VIFF that year, it immediately captured the attention of programmers and audiences alike, who awarded it the Festival’s ‘Most Popular Film’ title.
Flashforward to 2019 and Moore returns to VIFF, joining us for a special 30th-anniversary screening of Roger & Me, followed by a Q&A with Stephen Quinn, host of CBC Radio 1’s The Early Edition.
VIFF Talks launched April 9, 2020.