At the end of Michael Moore's remarkable documentary Roger & Me, the filmmaker corners former General Motors CEO Roger Smith and asks him if he'd visit a family who'd been evicted from their home in Flint, Michigan. Smith's decision to shut down several plants in the city cost 30,000 folks their job, several of whom lost their homes.
"I've been to Flint, and I'm sorry for those people," Smith tells Moore, "but I don't know anything about it."
The documentarian fires back, "They used to work for General Motors and now they don't work there anymore... Could you come up to Flint with us?"
Following Moore's example, we're planning to corner the filmmaker next month at the Miami Book Fair and blindside him with our own pressing question, "Why'd you shoot down our interview request?" But Q&A or not, we're giving away a copy of Moore's new book, Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life. Keep reading to find out how to win.
Like Moore, Cultist prides itself on being the voice of the people--why he'd chose to only speak with The Miami Herald is beyond us. But we're not bitter. And we know that the people love free swag.
To win a copy of Moore's new autobiography, simply "like" the Cultist Facebook page and comment on the post that says, "Click Here to Win a Copy of Michael Moore's New Book!" Share your favorite Michael Moore film or tell us how much you hate The Miami Herald.
We'll pick a random winner next week on Tuesday at noon, collect your contact information, and forward it over to the fine folks at Miami Book Fair who are furnishing the prize. It's that easy.
Good luck, y'all. And Moore, we'll catch you next time.
Michael Moore talks Here Comes Trouble on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m., at the MDC Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210). Visit miamibookfair.com.
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