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June 27, 2007 | John Horn
Hollywood loves to hold movie premieres in unusual places -- on aircraft carriers, in Disneyland, inside Alcatraz. Michael Moore decided to unveil his new healthcare documentary "Sicko" in a locale few studio executives have ever visited: skid row. On Monday night, Moore and distributor the Weinstein Co. screened "Sicko" on the street in front of the Union Rescue Mission. About 200 clients of the mission and other homeless people attended the screening, which included free popcorn and sodas.
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June 29, 2007 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
MICHAEL MOORE'S "Sicko" focuses on how profit motives keep Americans from receiving quality medical care. But health insurance companies aren't the only ones in the documentary with revenue at stake: Moore himself stands to make a mint on the film. Thanks to a lucrative contract negotiated with the Weinstein Co.
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May 12, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Filmmaker Michael Moore has asked the Bush administration to call off an investigation of his trip to Cuba to get treatment for ailing Sept. 11 rescue workers for a segment in his upcoming health-care expose, "Sicko." Moore, who made the hit documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," assailing President Bush's handling of Sept. 11, said in a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. on Friday that the White House may have opened the investigation for political reasons.
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June 27, 2007 | John Horn
Hollywood loves to hold movie premieres in unusual places -- on aircraft carriers, in Disneyland, inside Alcatraz. Michael Moore decided to unveil his new healthcare documentary "Sicko" in a locale few studio executives have ever visited: skid row. On Monday night, Moore and distributor the Weinstein Co. screened "Sicko" on the street in front of the Union Rescue Mission. About 200 clients of the mission and other homeless people attended the screening, which included free popcorn and sodas.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2007 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
Michael Moore and his movies have always been hard to miss. But with "Sicko," his acidic new documentary about healthcare, there's suddenly less of the filmmaker and his usual methods. Not wanting the limelight, Moore is forgoing the competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where he won the top prize with 2004's "Fahrenheit 9/11." In "Sicko," he isn't chasing down insurance and pharmaceutical executives for confrontational interviews.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2007 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
MICHAEL MOORE'S "Sicko" focuses on how profit motives keep Americans from receiving quality medical care. But health insurance companies aren't the only ones in the documentary with revenue at stake: Moore himself stands to make a mint on the film. Thanks to a lucrative contract negotiated with the Weinstein Co.
OPINION
September 23, 2003 | Robert Scheer, Robert Scheer writes a weekly column for The Times.
Last week, the Republican Women's Caucus in California endorsed a gubernatorial candidate who as recently as July had gloried in the prospect of shoving a woman's head into a filthy toilet bowl. The GOP women rationalize that Arnold Schwarzenegger "supports family." Mark that endorsement the death knell of Republican claims to represent traditional family values.
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June 22, 2007 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
With the release of Michael Moore's "Sicko," a movie once again is adding sizzle to an issue that's a high priority for liberal politicians -- this time comprehensive health insurance for all. But unlike Al Gore's film on global warming, which helped rally support on an equally controversial problem, "Sicko" is creating an awkward situation for the leading Democratic presidential candidates.
OPINION
July 1, 2007 | Ronald Brownstein, RONALD BROWNSTEIN is The Times' national political correspondent.
WHEN President Clinton's universal healthcare plan died in 1994, the most visible fingerprints on the murder weapon belonged to a bland middle-class couple named Harry and Louise. Harry and Louise weren't real, but they were deadly nonetheless. They were the stars of an advertising blitz from the health insurance industry that undermined support for Clinton's plan by deriding it as a government takeover of the medical system.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2007 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
Michael Moore and his movies have always been hard to miss. But with "Sicko," his acidic new documentary about healthcare, there's suddenly less of the filmmaker and his usual methods. Not wanting the limelight, Moore is forgoing the competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where he won the top prize with 2004's "Fahrenheit 9/11." In "Sicko," he isn't chasing down insurance and pharmaceutical executives for confrontational interviews.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Filmmaker Michael Moore has asked the Bush administration to call off an investigation of his trip to Cuba to get treatment for ailing Sept. 11 rescue workers for a segment in his upcoming health-care expose, "Sicko." Moore, who made the hit documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," assailing President Bush's handling of Sept. 11, said in a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. on Friday that the White House may have opened the investigation for political reasons.
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