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May 21, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Director of 'Roger & Me' Plans Sequel: Michael Moore, the filmmaker who chronicled the demise of his hometown of Flint, Mich., in the parody "Roger & Me," said he is working on a sequel. The sequel will air this fall on television, along with the original movie, and focus on how Flint has been affected by General Motors Corp.'s decision to lay off more than 4,000 auto workers in the town. In December, GM Chairman Robert Stempel said a plant in Flint will be closed by 1995.
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July 5, 1992 | ELAINE DUTKA
It was nothing if not ironic: Filmmaker Michael Moore introducing an epilogue to his critically acclaimed documentary "Roger & Me" at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences--the very outfit that overlooked the movie when handing out Oscar nominations two years ago. A darkly humorous examination of the impact of General Motors' plant closings on his hometown of Flint, Mich.
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January 17, 1990 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A reasonable person sitting through Michael Moore's critically praised documentary "Roger & Me" might come away from the film believing that since 1986, when Moore began his two-year quest to get General Motors chairman Roger Smith to visit economically-depressed Flint, Mich., that: * An automotive theme park, a mall and a new Hyatt Regency hotel had been initiated to encourage tourism during that period.
BUSINESS
May 21, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Director of 'Roger & Me' Plans Sequel: Michael Moore, the filmmaker who chronicled the demise of his hometown of Flint, Mich., in the parody "Roger & Me," said he is working on a sequel. The sequel will air this fall on television, along with the original movie, and focus on how Flint has been affected by General Motors Corp.'s decision to lay off more than 4,000 auto workers in the town. In December, GM Chairman Robert Stempel said a plant in Flint will be closed by 1995.
BUSINESS
January 4, 1990 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
General Motors Corp. Chairman Roger B. Smith successfully evaded filmmaker Michael Moore while the director was making his satirical documentary, "Roger & Me." But Smith found himself answering more questions about the film than he probably cared to Wednesday after a Los Angeles news conference at which he introduced GM's Impact electric car.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1989
To all of you abandoned by KJOI and left wandering in the wilderness of jazz and rock, I have good news. Turn to KDUO-FM, an easy-listening station at 97.5, San Bernardino, and smile again. JUNE A. GREGSON, Monrovia
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August 3, 1990 | SHARON BERNSTEIN
Michael Moore, who directed the controversial documentary "Roger & Me," is using half of the profits from the movie--about $1 million--to set up a charitable foundation, Moore's company, Dog Eat Dog Films, announced on Thursday.
NEWS
January 11, 1990 | JOSEPH N. BELL
A lot of years ago, I wrote a piece for the Saturday Evening Post about a bachelor factory worker in Chicago named Joe Swedie who used every cent he earned not required for basic living to rent movies and show them to kids in hospitals. He discovered what a joyous relief from pain and despair this provided sick children when, as a GI in France in World War II, he took his company projector and films into French hospitals.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 1990 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Controversy and the Academy Awards are inextricably linked. But in recent times, the best documentary selections seem to have stirred up more than their share. Last year, the uproar centered on the exclusion of "The Thin Blue Line" from the list of Oscar contenders.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1992 | ELAINE DUTKA
It was nothing if not ironic: Filmmaker Michael Moore introducing an epilogue to his critically acclaimed documentary "Roger & Me" at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences--the very outfit that overlooked the movie when handing out Oscar nominations two years ago. A darkly humorous examination of the impact of General Motors' plant closings on his hometown of Flint, Mich.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 1990 | SHARON BERNSTEIN
Michael Moore, who directed the controversial documentary "Roger & Me," is using half of the profits from the movie--about $1 million--to set up a charitable foundation, Moore's company, Dog Eat Dog Films, announced on Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 1990 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Controversy and the Academy Awards are inextricably linked. But in recent times, the best documentary selections seem to have stirred up more than their share. Last year, the uproar centered on the exclusion of "The Thin Blue Line" from the list of Oscar contenders.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1990 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A reasonable person sitting through Michael Moore's critically praised documentary "Roger & Me" might come away from the film believing that since 1986, when Moore began his two-year quest to get General Motors chairman Roger Smith to visit economically-depressed Flint, Mich., that: * An automotive theme park, a mall and a new Hyatt Regency hotel had been initiated to encourage tourism during that period.
NEWS
January 11, 1990 | JOSEPH N. BELL
A lot of years ago, I wrote a piece for the Saturday Evening Post about a bachelor factory worker in Chicago named Joe Swedie who used every cent he earned not required for basic living to rent movies and show them to kids in hospitals. He discovered what a joyous relief from pain and despair this provided sick children when, as a GI in France in World War II, he took his company projector and films into French hospitals.
BUSINESS
January 4, 1990 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
General Motors Corp. Chairman Roger B. Smith successfully evaded filmmaker Michael Moore while the director was making his satirical documentary, "Roger & Me." But Smith found himself answering more questions about the film than he probably cared to Wednesday after a Los Angeles news conference at which he introduced GM's Impact electric car.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1989
To all of you abandoned by KJOI and left wandering in the wilderness of jazz and rock, I have good news. Turn to KDUO-FM, an easy-listening station at 97.5, San Bernardino, and smile again. JUNE A. GREGSON, Monrovia
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