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Award-winning documentarian Michael Moore has made a surprise movie called Michael Moore In TrumpLand which he debuted in New York just last night. The film is timed to coincide with the upcoming presidential elections in the US, which, if you hadn’t heard, take place is just a couple of weeks time.

The film is said to run at a mere 73 minutes and is based on Moore’s one-man show, “October Surprise,” which the filmmaker recently staged in Ohio. The feature will now run at the IFC Center in NYC before jumping onto the streaming platforms (possibly iTunes) prior to the November 8th elections. Here’s the official synopsis:

See the film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down. Oscar-winner Michael Moore dives right into hostile territory with his daring and hilarious one-man show, deep in the heart of TrumpLand in the weeks before the 2016 election.

Some reviews of the film have already popped up online, including this one from The Hollywood Reporter, which said that [the film] “earns points for ultra-timeliness and its admirable attempt to raise the level of discourse in this deeply polarizing election. But … this cinematic lecture is unlikely to change many hearts or minds.”

The Guardian in the UK said: “For all his good intentions, his unique blend of greasy palmed populism and hard left truthbombs isn’t what gets a Trump voter to turn their dormant brain back on. The movie also takes a good long while to find its rhythm, which is very much a problem when you’ve only got a 73-minute running time.”

The film is Moore’s second release of 2016 following the light-hearted, but superb documentary Where To Invade Next, which we reviewed in Berlin back in February.