Irish Film Institute -STF – Capitalism: A Love Story

STF – Capitalism: A Love Story

Director: Michael Moore

On the 20-year anniversary of his groundbreaking masterpiece Roger and Me, Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story comes home to the issue he’s been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world). But this time the culprit is much bigger than General Motors, and the crime scene far wider than Flint, Michigan. From Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, to the global financial epicentre in Manhattan, Michael Moore will once again take filmgoers into unchartered territory.
With both humour and courage, Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story explores a taboo question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism. Years ago, that love seemed so innocent. Today, however, the American Dream is looking more like a nightmare as families pay the price with their jobs, their homes and their savings. Moore takes us into the homes of ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down; and he goes looking for explanations in Washington, DC and elsewhere. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love affair gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal . . . and 14,000 jobs being lost everyday.
Capitalism: A Love Story is both a culmination of Moore’s previous works and a look into what a more hopeful future could look like. It is Michael Moore’s ultimate quest to answer the question he’s posed throughout his illustrious filmmaking career: Who we are and why do we behave the way that we do?

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