Press Release

Award-winning Filmmaker and Author Michael Moore Speaks on September 15, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Michael Moore, the celebrated documentary filmmaker, author and raconteur, will speak at Bunker Hill Community College on Thursday, September 15, 2011, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Moore will be this year’s first speaker in the College’s “Compelling Conversations” series, which is free and open to the public. Moore’s visit to BHCC is also part of a book tour for Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My life, which has just been released.

Michael Moore became one of the youngest elected officials in Michigan when, at the age of 18, he won a place on his local school board. When he was 22, he co-founded and became the editor of the Flint Voice, a nationally recognized muckraking, alternative newspaper.  In 1989, Moore made his first film, the groundbreaking documentary Roger and Me, which used humor and verve to criticize General Motors.  The film grossed nearly $7 million in the U.S., at that time an unprecedented sum for a documentary. 

Moore went on to direct and produce four of the highest-grossing documentaries of all time: Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko and Capitalism: A Love Story. In addition to winning an Academy Award for Bowling for Columbine and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or  for Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore earned an Emmy for his series, TV Nation. Moore is also one of America’s top-selling authors. In addition to his latest autobiographical book, he also wrote:  “Stupid White Men,” “Downsize This,” and “Dude, Where’s My Country?”

BHCC’s “Compelling Conversations” speaker series has brought both national and international intellectual celebrities to its campus. Past speakers have included journalist and political commentator Juan Williams, best-selling author Bob Woodward, and renowned women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem.

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Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 18,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, and a number of other locations throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 600 international students who come from 94 countries and speak more than 75 languages.