Monday, November 21, 2011
Oakland University to host provocative filmmaker Michael Moore
Oakland University will welcome acclaimed director, author and social activist Michael Moore to speak on campus in conjunction with the release of his new book, “Here Comes Trouble,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Moore – with Oscar and Emmy awards to his credit – is the director of numerous documentary films including “Roger & Me,” “Bowling for Columbine,” “Sicko” and “Fahrenheit 9/11,” the last of which became the highest-grossing documentary film of all time. Outside the realm of documentaries, he wrote and directed the hit comedy “Canadian Bacon,” and directed music videos for R.E.M., Rage Against the Machine, Neil Young and System of a Down.
During his visit to OU, Moore will speak about “Here Comes Trouble,” about which Publishers Weekly writes, “With the book's emotional highs and lows, and self-deprecating, empathetic style, Moore triumphs.”
This is certainly not Moore’s first foray into publishing. He is already a best-selling author who’s reached wide audiences with “Stupid White Men and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation,” “Dude, Where’s My Country” and “Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American.”
Moore’s presentation will take place in Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University. Interactive and printable maps are available at oakland.edu/map.
Sponsored by Student Video Productions with assistance from WXOU and The Oakland Post, the lecture is a free, non-ticketed event with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. A book signing will follow the lecture. For more information, call (248) 370-2400 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.