Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’ Gets Oscar-Qualifying Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Michael Moore’s documentary “Where to Invade Next” will be released in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 23, making it eligible for the Academy Awards, Variety has learned exclusively.

Where to Invade Next” is being released via an untitled new company formed in late September by former Radius Founders and Co-Presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, who are teaming with Alamo Drafthouse Founder and CEO Tim League. The trio bought “Where to Invade Next” after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The new company, which is not involved with Radius parent The Weinstein Co., made the announcement Friday. It has not yet disclosed its plans for a wider U.S. release. Moore produced the film with documentarians Carl Deal and Tia Lessin.

“Where to Invade Next” covers a range of topics, from the benefits of female leadership to prison reform, and appears to be timed to coincide with next year’s presidential election. The doc compares European countries’ approaches to healthcare, gun control and education with the way the U.S. tackles those issues.

The film had its American premiere at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 2. “Where to Invade Next” won the audience award at the Hamptons International Film Festival. The movie will screen as the Chicago Film Festival centerpiece selection on Friday, the Philadelphia Film Festival closing night film on Oct. 30 and an AFI Fest gala premiere in Los Angeles on Nov. 7.

Moore won an Oscar for 2002’s “Bowling for Columbine” and his Bush administration takedown “Fahrenheit 9/11” remains the highest-grossing documentary in history, having hauled $119.2 million.

“‘Where to Invade Next’ is Michael Moore’s most dangerous and subversive film yet,” said Quinn, Janego and League in a statement. “It’s the perfect crowdpleaser for what’s shaping up to be a historic and exciting holiday season at the movies.”

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