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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About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).