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Oct. 4 Michael Moore lecture SOLD OUT

by | Posted on Monday, Sep. 26, 2011 — 12:27 PM

Michael Moore

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Michael Moore, Oscar and Emmy-winning director of films Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, will speak at Vanderbilt University, Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

All tickets for this event have been sold.

Moore won an Academy Award for Bowling for Columbine and an Emmy Award for his series TV Nation. He also directed the 2007 documentary Sicko that he described as “a comedy about 45 million people with no health care in the richest country on earth.”

In 2008 he released Slacker Uprising, the first feature length film to be released online, completely free. The film is a collection of footage from his tour of college campuses during the fall of 2004. Cameras followed him to 62 cities as he urged young people to vote for presidential candidate John Kerry.

Here Comes Trouble cover

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Moore is also a best-selling nonfiction author. His latest book, Here Comes Trouble, was released this month. His books have spent weeks on The New York Times hardcover non-fiction list. Stupid White Men and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation was awarded Britain’s top book honor, British Book of the Year, the first time the award has been bestowed on an American author. Moore’s other books include Dude, Where’s My Country? Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American, and Adventures in a TV Nation, which he co-wrote with his wife Kathleen Glynn. He also authored the critically acclaimed Will They Ever Trust Us Again: Letters from the War Zone, a compilation of heart-breaking and inspiring letters Moore has received from soldiers in Iraq and from their families back home.

Moore was born in Flint, Mich., and at 18, was the youngest person ever elected to public office in the state of Michigan.

Contact:
Princine Lewis, (615) 322-NEWS
princine.lewis@vanderbilt.edu


  • Dorris36

    Not impressed

  • Msvandy1

    I cannot believe Vanderbilt would invite this hateful, unpleasant person. Such a shame.

    • Radmama

      I don’t agree with the man’s political views, nor with his approach, but he’s a notable filmmaker and author. Surely you don’t think Vandy is afraid of a little controversy? 

    • Cbeaus

      How is wanting healthcare for everyone hateful? Could it be that he stirs the pot and people simply do not like it? And how he challenges banks about the economic downfall they created? Is that unpleasant as well?

      • Melba Isom

        Agree Cbeaus – he stirs a pot that some in our great nation would just as soon be left cold on the stove.u00a0 He is an intelligent individual who has accomplished some good things in his life, and that is the real American dream, especially anytime those accomplishments are to help others.u00a0 Welcome and good luck Mr. Moore.

        • Anonymous

          what is funny is that Moore rants and rails against Capitalism and Wall street but he has made millions taking advantage of the system. talk about duplicitous. he is not what he seems to be.

        • Anonymous

          what is funny is that Moore rants and rails against Capitalism and Wall street but he has made millions taking advantage of the system. talk about duplicitous. he is not what he seems to be.

        • Anonymous

          what is funny is that Moore rants and rails against Capitalism and Wall street but he has made millions taking advantage of the system. talk about duplicitous. he is not what he seems to be.

      • Melba Isom

        Agree Cbeaus – he stirs a pot that some in our great nation would just as soon be left cold on the stove.u00a0 He is an intelligent individual who has accomplished some good things in his life, and that is the real American dream, especially anytime those accomplishments are to help others.u00a0 Welcome and good luck Mr. Moore.

      • Melba Isom

        Agree Cbeaus – he stirs a pot that some in our great nation would just as soon be left cold on the stove.u00a0 He is an intelligent individual who has accomplished some good things in his life, and that is the real American dream, especially anytime those accomplishments are to help others.u00a0 Welcome and good luck Mr. Moore.

      • Anonymous

        “he challenges banks about the economic downfall they created” have you forgotten the role that the US government played? have you forgotten the fact that the Congress passed laws forcing banks to give loans to individuals who put no money down or were not good credit risks? Canada didn’t have the problem we did because their banking system requires a 10-20% down payment when buying a house

      • Anonymous

        “he challenges banks about the economic downfall they created” have you forgotten the role that the US government played? have you forgotten the fact that the Congress passed laws forcing banks to give loans to individuals who put no money down or were not good credit risks? Canada didn’t have the problem we did because their banking system requires a 10-20% down payment when buying a house

      • Anonymous

        “he challenges banks about the economic downfall they created” have you forgotten the role that the US government played? have you forgotten the fact that the Congress passed laws forcing banks to give loans to individuals who put no money down or were not good credit risks? Canada didn’t have the problem we did because their banking system requires a 10-20% down payment when buying a house

    • Cbeaus

      How is wanting healthcare for everyone hateful? Could it be that he stirs the pot and people simply do not like it? And how he challenges banks about the economic downfall they created? Is that unpleasant as well?

    • Cbeaus

      How is wanting healthcare for everyone hateful? Could it be that he stirs the pot and people simply do not like it? And how he challenges banks about the economic downfall they created? Is that unpleasant as well?

    • Littlegeo

      I have never found Mr. Moore to be hateful or unpleasant.u00a0 Controversial, sure.

    • Littlegeo

      I have never found Mr. Moore to be hateful or unpleasant.u00a0 Controversial, sure.

    • Littlegeo

      I have never found Mr. Moore to be hateful or unpleasant.u00a0 Controversial, sure.

  • Bernard Schneider

    That does it for me. Three generations of Vanderbilt grads. and yearly supporter, I have given my last penny to the University.u00a0 I am embarrassed that M. Moore has been invited to speak on campus.nnBernard Schneider ’56

  • Bernard Schneider

    That does it for me. Three generations of Vanderbilt grads. and yearly supporter, I have given my last penny to the University.u00a0 I am embarrassed that M. Moore has been invited to speak on campus.nnBernard Schneider ’56

  • Bernard Schneider

    That does it for me. Three generations of Vanderbilt grads. and yearly supporter, I have given my last penny to the University.u00a0 I am embarrassed that M. Moore has been invited to speak on campus.nnBernard Schneider ’56

  • Anonymous

    his recent appearance at Wall St mobnhttp://youtu.be/MtYnoOpLYAE

  • Anonymous

    his recent appearance at Wall St mobnhttp://youtu.be/MtYnoOpLYAE

  • Anonymous

    his recent appearance at Wall St mobnhttp://youtu.be/MtYnoOpLYAE

  • http://twitter.com/kris_hudgens Kris Hudgens

    I hope someone asked him why he flip-flopped on Nader, as a “friend” and supporter. u00a0I guess nnMoore is more of au00a0politicianu00a0than he cares to admit.

  • http://twitter.com/kris_hudgens Kris Hudgens

    I hope someone asked him why he flip-flopped on Nader, as a “friend” and supporter. u00a0I guess nnMoore is more of au00a0politicianu00a0than he cares to admit.

  • http://twitter.com/kris_hudgens Kris Hudgens

    I hope someone asked him why he flip-flopped on Nader, as a “friend” and supporter. u00a0I guess nnMoore is more of au00a0politicianu00a0than he cares to admit.

  • vandyecon

    google “micheal Moore Milton Friedman” and watch the video… the difference between Moore then and now is a bigger budget and more practice…

  • vandyecon

    google “micheal Moore Milton Friedman” and watch the video… the difference between Moore then and now is a bigger budget and more practice…

  • vandyecon

    google “micheal Moore Milton Friedman” and watch the video… the difference between Moore then and now is a bigger budget and more practice…

  • Waverly Liles

    I’m glad you had Mr. Moore, even gladder that I wasn’t there.

  • Waverly Liles

    I’m glad you had Mr. Moore, even gladder that I wasn’t there.

  • Waverly Liles

    I’m glad you had Mr. Moore, even gladder that I wasn’t there.



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