Thursday, February 18, 2016

Berlin: Michael Moore Delivers Surprise Video Message to Festival Audience

Michael Moore has surprised Berlinale audiences with a special video message explaining his absence at the festival. In it, the director, who is recovering from pneumonia, spoke of his pride in the fact that “this is the first time ever that a film has been introduced by a man in his bathrobe. I hope that counts for something.” Moore had been expected to accompany the European premiere of “Where to Invade Next.” The decision to pull out was announced on Tuesday in a brief written statement. But the colorful director clearly wanted to send a more personal message — and the last-minute screening of the film added on Wednesday now seems likely to have been arranged for that very...

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