Photos from the ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Premiere
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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.@michaelfmoore hanging out with the Handmaids after #tiff18 premiere #fahrenheit119
mmflint</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/filmfest_ca/?utm_source=ig_embed_loading" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> Jason Gorber</a> (filmfest_ca) on
FAHRENHEIT 11/9 sees
MMFlint</a> back to his firey self. Don't see it moving beyond a left leaning audience, but I found myself deeply moved by his broad collage of humanism and activism in the face of despotism. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TIFF18?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TIFF18</a></p>— Jordan M. Smith (Rectangular_Eye) September 7, 2018
As the film world gathers in Toronto, Oleg Sentsov is at the top of our hearts and minds. Here’s Michael Moore
MMFlint</a> at the premiere of his latest, FAHRENHEIT 11/9: <a href="https://t.co/TgC8YvwYkr">https://t.co/TgC8YvwYkr</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TIFF18?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TIFF18</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FreeSentsov?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FreeSentsov</a> <a href="https://t.co/w84HpArqc0">pic.twitter.com/w84HpArqc0</a></p>— Dorota (DorotaMischka) September 7, 2018
Toronto audience is with Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9 at every pessimistic, hopeful, comical and doomsday turn, then follows it with a long standing ovation. This will be his most resonant film since Fahrenheit 9/11, and certainly his most polarizing.— Steven Zeitchik (@ZeitchikWaPo) September 7, 2018
Rousing standing ovation for
MMFlint</a> after <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TIFF?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TIFF</a> premiere of “Fahrenheit 11/9,” and the Flint, Michigan poisoned water whistleblower and Parkland HS activist students he brings on stage. <a href="https://t.co/2sVRablb9F">pic.twitter.com/2sVRablb9F</a></p>— Anne Thompson (akstanwyck) September 7, 2018
FAHRENHEIT 11/9: Michael Moore knows exactly how to punch you in the gut with his choice of clips & music. Covers a lot of ground in its run-time, but you feel how passionate Moore is in his call for broad change. Neither side nor President (or even Moore himself) escapes #TIFF18 pic.twitter.com/am5lhMAGKZ— Alicia Malone (@aliciamalone) September 7, 2018