Michael Moore‘s new documentary, “Where to Invade Next,” was picked up by a new studio, founded by former Radius-TWC founders and co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, and Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League.
The new studio — whose name and details will be revealed at a later date — is launching with the acquisition of the documentary, which premiered at this month’s Toronto Film Festival and addresses how other nations confront social and economic issues.
The film is expected to hit theaters this December, ahead of the first presidential primary.
While many believed the film would be based on America’s military misadventures around the world, it’s actually about other nations’ working policies.
That includes eight weeks of paid vacation for workers in Italy, no-homework schooling in Finland, gourmet school lunches in France, free college tuition in Slovenia, a rehab-focused prison system in Denmark and the prosecution of those who caused the bank collapse in Iceland.
Moore describes the new distributor as a “cinematic Dream Team, consisting of three of this country’s most beloved film geeks and movie advocates, individuals who are much admired by the indie filmmaking community.”
Quinn, Janego and League stated that, “Together with Michael Moore and his extraordinary new film, we hope to remind Americans they have the inalienable right to laugh, especially in an election year. We’re thrilled about our new label and can’t think of a better film or filmmaker to launch with.”
This is Moore’s first directorial turn since 2009’s “Capitalism: A Love Story.” Since then, he has executive produced films like “Occupy Los Angeles” (2012) and “10%: What Makes a Hero” (2013).