That’s sick: Moore at Cannes

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

Pug­na­cious Michael Moore (above), who won the 2004 Palme d’Or for Fahren­heit 9/11, is back at Cannes for to­mor­row’s world pre­miere of his latest doc­u­men­tary, Sicko, which takes on the US health care sys­tem. Not un­usu­ally for a Moore movie, Sicko is pre­ceded by con­tro­versy: the US Trea­sury De­part­ment is in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether Moore broke a fed­eral travel ban to Cuba by tak­ing some 9/11 res­cue work­ers there for med­i­cal treat­ment for a seg­ment in Sicko.

Har­vey We­in­stein, who is re­leas­ing Sicko in the US at the end of June, be­lieves it will not be as con­tro­ver­sial as Fahre­heit 9/11. “I’ve seen this movie with Repub­li­cans and Democrats, and this is one time Michael has sort of uni­fied ev­ery­one,” he said. “But the health­care in­dus­try won’t have a very good July 4th.”

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