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Catalogue Number:  NFB529839
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Directors:  Michael Moore
Producing Agencies:  Dog Eat Dog Films (New York)
Subject:  Business Studies, Civics, Documentary, Social Issues, World History
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1989
Running Time:  90m
Closed Captions:  Yes

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In 1989, Michael Moore, winner of 2002's Best Documentary Feature Academy Award and Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Bowling for Columbine, triumphantly burst upon the American moviemaking scene with Roger & Me, a hilarious, penetrating forerunner of the independent film movement. Moore doggedly and hilariously tried to do what every working stiff dreams of: talk to the man at the top. His efforts to meet General Motors Chairman Roger Smith and persuade him to visit Flint, Michigan, frame a film that uses humour to devastating effect. Roger & Me champions people over profits and slyly lampoons corporate America as it shows how the Flint folks cope with economic setbacks.

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