Moore released the footage Thursday, six weeks before the documentary hits theaters on September 21. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the f**k did we get here, and how the f**k do we get out?
There's footage of KKK cross burnings and Trump speeches, interviews with Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and in one of his trademark stunts, Moore uses a hose to spray water on the front yard of MI governor Rick Snyder. The "11/9" in the title refers to the day Donald Trump was declared President of the United States, at 2:29AM in the morning of November 9th, 2016.
Asked if the film provides a "glimmer of hope", Moore shot back, "Fuck hope". But months before that infamous night, Moore had already begun ruminating on what could be done to stop the, according to him, "carnage Trump would inflict while president". "He has no intention of leaving the White House", stated the director. Over a year after that letter's publication, things haven't changed, which is why Moore made a documentary about the Trump administration. "No matter what you throw at him, it hasn't worked", says Moore. That movie only played in theaters for one night, and it correctly predicted that Trump would win the presidency in a time when very few people believed that was even a remote possibility.
Many of Moore's prior movies caused a stir, but that was before the omnipresence of social media, Since we're all constantly drowning in the never-ending news cycle of Trump's latest idiotic statement or decision, I'm not sure how effective this film can be.
Fahrenheit 11/9 opens on September 21.