“One man will search the world for answers,” the first full trailer for Michael Moore’s documentary “Where to Invade Next” promises, released two weeks ahead of its New York and Los Angeles openings on Dec. 23.
“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.
“I will invade countries with names I can mostly pronounce, take the things we need from them and bring it all home,” Moore notes. “The American dream seems to be alive and well everywhere but America.”
The film debuted in September at the Toronto Film Festival, had its American premiere at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 2 and won the audience award at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
“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 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.
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” goes nationwide on Jan. 15, a day after Oscar nominations are announced.