Roger & Me

Roger & Me

DVD - 2003
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A documentary about Flint, Michigan native Michael Moore and his efforts to meet with General Motors' president Roger Smith in order to persuade the executive to visit Flint, a city which is economically depressed due to the closure of a General Motors plant.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2003
ISBN: 9780790780238
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 ROGE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col., b&w, 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Moore, Michael


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May 25, 2015

This is a 1989 American documentary directed by Michael Moore.
The film shows the negative economic impacts of General Motors CEO Roger Smith's action of closing several auto plants in Flint, Michigan.
At the time 30,000 people lost their jobs.
In 2013 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Yes, it's worthwhile watching for you to understand that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Aug 22, 2014

See the blueprint for many of Moore's later films in the way this movie was made. I have been meaning to watch this movie for YEARS. I wonder what Moore thinks of it now. In my opinion, you could simply just change the name Flint, Michigan and insert DETROIT. Really neat to ponder how things turned out in the 25+ years since Moore made this movie AND THE SAME SHELL GAME IS STILL BEING PLAYED. Glad I watched Moore's perspective........

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