- Title: CANADA: Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story ready to hit theaters
- Date: 25th September 2009
- Summary: TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA (RECENT) (REUTERS) SOUNDBITE (English) FILM MAKER MICHAEL MOORE SAYING: "Not a co-incidence. I don't think we are that far away from some sort of investigation taking place. I mean clearly the Goldman Sachs people have been working inside the Bush administration gamed it so that their former employers ended up in a pretty nice spot. It demands an investigation, absolutely."
- Embargoed: 10th October 2009 19:09
- Location: Canada
- Country: Canada
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA2WQ9J3L4U7PEA3G9WECEW2AHT
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- Story Text: Film maker Michael Moore goes after Goldman Sachs and other banks in his new film, "Capitalism: A Love Story."
Capitalism is evil. That is the conclusion U.S. documentary maker Michael Moore comes to in his latest movie "Capitalism: A Love Story."
Ending his trademark humor with tragic individual stories, archive footage and publicity stunts, the 55-year-old launches an all out attack on the capitalist system, arguing that it benefits the rich and condemns millions to poverty.
The filmmaker also sees an uncomfortably close relationship between banks, politicians and U.S. Treasury officials, meaning that regulation has been changed to favor the few on Wall Street rather than the many on Main Street.
Said Moore, "Not a co-incidence. I don't think we are that far away from some sort of investigation taking place. I mean clearly the Goldman Sachs people have been working inside the Bush administration gamed it so that their former employers ended up in a pretty nice spot. It demands an investigation, absolutely."
While Moore goes after George W. Bush in his film, he says he has high hopes for the current U.S. President Said Moore, "Well we are going to find out, aren't we.? I mean, the man has only been in office for eight months. I think a lot of the hope that we have for him is still there. I haven't lost it. I have great expectations for him being one of our greatest presidents ever."
The film follows factory workers who stage a sit-in at a Chicago glass factory when they are sacked with little warning and no pay and who eventually prevail over the bank.
"Capitalism: A Love Story" opens in theaters in late September.
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