Thursday, June 21, 2007

Michael Moore's New Film, 'Sicko,' Comes to Tulsa's Circle Cinema

Muckraking film-maker Michael Moore's new film, Sicko, opens next weekend in Tulsa. The film will be playing at our favorite Tulsa theater, Circle Cinema.

We haven't seen the film (yet), but it promises to be both entertaining and infuriating. For those AT readers who don't know, Sicko is Moore's cinematic critique of the U.S. health care system. It goes without saying, we think, that Moore is not a fan.

From reports we've read, Sicko reveals gory details of the health care system's many inconsistencies and injustices.

Given Moore's inflammatory persona, Sicko has received a surprising number of glowing reviews, including some from folks normally associated with right-wing positions.

We don't know what such praise might mean, unless—like the rest of us—these citizens get sick too, and find themselves at the mercy of an expensive, irrational and consistently irritating medical establishment.

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