This just in:
We at MichaelMoore.com have just received word that Michael’s new film, “Sicko,” has been selected to be part of the main program of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. This is Michael’s third film in a row to be an “Official Selection” at the Cannes Film Festival (“Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11” were the other two). Three years ago “Fahrenheit 9/11” won the top prize at Cannes, the Palme d’Or. “Fahrenheit” went on to become the largest grossing Palme d’Or winner in history. In 2002, “Bowling for Columbine” won the 55th Anniversary Prize.
This year’s festival will take place from May 16-27. “Sicko” will play out of competition, per Michael’s request. It will be the first time the film will be seen by the public. “Sicko” is scheduled to be in theaters this summer.
“I’m honored to be asked again to come to Cannes,” Michael said. “It’s been a good luck charm for us and the perfect place to present our work to the rest of the world. I’m hoping that this film will have the impact I think it will have.”
This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. On May 20, Michael will join all the living Palme d’Or winners on the stage in celebration of the festival.