Photos from the ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Premiere

Producers Basel Hamdan, Meghan O’Hara, director Michael Moore, producers Carl Deal, Tia Lessin and Tom Ortenberg at the world premiere of Fahrenheit 11/9 at the Ryerson Theatre

By Pat Mullen

Michael Moore took Toronto by storm again on the opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival. His latest doc Fahrenheit 11/9 inspired not one but two standing ovations at the well-received screening at the Ryerson Theatre. There were cries of “Michael for President” when Moore took the stage after his doc finished eviscerating the political system that allowed Donald Trump to take the White House. The crowd stood again when Moore invited several survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida to join him on stage. Also present was a courageous whistleblower who gave Moore the scoop on state sanctioned cover-ups of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

The response, while very strong, wasn’t the same thunder that shook the Princess of Wales three years ago when Moore debuted Where to Invade Next and stole opening night. Fahrenheit 11/9 is classic Michael Moore at his scrappiest, and it’s an inspired and incisive call to action that everyone needs to see.

Stay tuned for the POV review of Fahrenheit 11/9! In the meantime, here are some photos and reactions from the premiere:

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