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Surprise! Michael Moore releases 'TrumpLand'

Michael Moore appears at a theater in Wilmington, Ohio. (Dog Eat Dog Films)
Michael Moore appears at a theater in Wilmington, Ohio. (Dog Eat Dog Films)

This election is going to be decided by whether people will stay home. I hope I can light a fire and get it out in the next weeks to millions of people‎.

Michael Moore

Michael Moore had mostly stayed quiet during this election season. Until now.

The documentary provocateur surprised just about everyone this week by releasing a one-man show he filmed at a theater in the true-red town of Wilmington, Ohio.

He said his purpose is to rally what he termed the "depressed Hillary voter."  

Moore said Tuesday he had actually been writing the theater piece for much of the last year. (It was not clear when he made the decision to record the show and release it as a movie.)

The film, titled "TrumpLand," premiered Tuesday night at New York’s IFC Center. It opens Wednesday there, as well as at the Laemmle 5 in Encino and on several digital platforms.

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