Given how so much of Donald Trump's presidency is being played out on screens and online, it seems nearly pointless at this stage to have a documentary on him when the story hasn't even finished playing itself out yet.
The name of the film is taken from the day after the November 8 election when Trump was declared the president-elect and is a reference to Moore's 2004 President George W. Bush-focused documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.
Fahrenheit 11/9 is named after the date that Trump was officially announced as the victor of the presidential election. We don't need hope. But months before that infamous night, Moore had already begun ruminating on what could be done to stop the, according to him, "carnage Trump would inflict while president".
"Can't take the insanity anymore?" the trailer reads before footage from Trump rallies and the Charlottesville protests a year ago.
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"American journalism schools have not trained students how to cover an authoritarian leader", Moore said about the documentary. "He has no intention of leaving the White House", Moore told the far-left news outlet. "Our media has no idea what it is up against. Roger Stone, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Parkland massacre survivor Emma González and a host of others from both sides of the so-called aisle appear in the film". This puts us all in grave danger.
That last part seems like a naive statement, and unless Moore is hiding some bombshell reveal in his movie, I feel like this film isn't going to have much of an impact on the national conversation.
Moore has previously said Trump will win the next presidential election in 2020 but speaking to chat show host Bill Maher in June, he said: "I'm finishing my movie and getting it out before the midterms because I want millions of people to get to the polls". "Hope gives you permission to let someone else do the work".