Michael Moore is polarizing enough that as soon as his name is mentioned between An Evening With and at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, you probably already know whether youll go. You might think conservatives unfairly jeer him: Fox News once famously announced to protesters in Manhattan via its outdoor news crawl that the Michael Moore Fan Club meets Thursday at a phone booth at Sixth Avenue and 50th Street. But if youre pissing off Fox and can claim four of the top-ten-grossing documentaries in American history, as well as a fifth, Roger & Me, thats a bona fide classic youre doing something right. For all of Moores tin-eared browbeating (dont you wish hed try to convert just one measly Republican?), hes surely the most successful raconteur working in cinema today even if, as a major source of red meat for the political left, hes occasionally full of bull. For 90 minutes, hell present clips, talk, and take audience questions this Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at Cinema Paradiso. Tickets cost $15, $10 for FLIFF members, and $30 for VIP floor seats. Call 954-525-3456 or visit fliff.com.
Sat., Oct. 23, 9:30 p.m., 2010