PULLMAN, Wash. — Tickets are on sale to see controversial writer, director and political pundit Michael Moore perform Friday, Oct. 24 at Washington State University on the Pullman campus.
The 8 p.m. event will be in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Tickets are $10 for all WSU and University of Idaho students and $15 for general admission. They are available at Beasley Coliseum, TicketsWest.com and at the west entrance of the WSU Compton Union Building from noon-2 p.m. for two weeks prior to the event. Moore will sign copies of his new book “Dude, Where’s My Country” after his talk.
Moore has been challenging economic and political giants for more than two decades and has emerged as one of America’s freshest and funniest political voices. As host and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning “TV Nation,” he redefined the TV news magazine for a new generation and created what The Wall Street Journal called “that rarest of species – a television program both funny and important.” His 1989 film debut, “Roger and Me” introduced America to real life in the post-industrial society. His first book, “Downsize This: Random Threats from an Unarmed American,” was a national bestseller.
Now with his most recent film, “Bowling for Columbine,” Moore provides a powerful and thought-provoking commentary on America’s culture of guns. The film is a humorous and horrifying journey through present-day America and through its past, hoping to discover why the pursuit of happiness is so riddled with violence. Winner of an Academy Award for best documentary feature and unanimous winner of the special Cannes 55th Anniversary Prize, the film has already won 22 awards and has been called the “best documentary of all time” by the International Documentary Association.
At the podium, Moore offers a candid view of the American economic scene and national politics. Bringing his perspective to bear on the nation’s headlines, he delivers a presentation of commentary and riotous insight.
Moore was born in Flint, Mich., where his father and many relatives worked in General Motors automobile factories building Chevys, Buicks and A.C. spark plugs. Moore quit his first day at Buick. He now resides in New York with his wife.
For more information on the event, call Beasley Coliseum at (509) 335-3525 or visit its Web site at www.beasley.wsu.edu.