Michael Moore’s upcoming doc, Where to Invade Next, has likewise made the news for various reasons today, spurred by its TIFF premiere. Earlier, Flavorwire reported that the first trailer for the film had been dropped. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has published an extensive Q&A with the director, in which he discusses his views on the Democratic candidates (and is seemingly more hopeful about Hillary than Bernie). He said of Hillary, “I believe it’s very possible with her as president that we are going to have a Pope Francis moment.” Though his ideal candidate, it seems, would be Meryl Streep.
Outside of TIFF (finally), Electric Literature published a fantastic, graphic rundown of the Decatur Book Festival keynote, at which a fissure occurred between Roxane Gay and Erica Jong after an audience member asked the question, “How do we make sure that feminism becomes more and more inclusive and accounts for more than just white women?” The author of the graphic work, MariNaomi, happened to have travelled to the festival with Randa Jarrar — the author who posed the question — and thus tells the story of their personal experience of the event, and the importance of speaking up.