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Michael Moore to Visit South Orange

Liberal filmmaker and political activist Michael Moore will speak at the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School.

Michael Moore. Credit: The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School.
Michael Moore. Credit: The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School.

Michael Moore, a liberal filmmaker, author and political activist will be visiting South Orange for an adult class this March.

Moore will be presenting during the Spring semester of the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School on Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. The class will be held in the South Orange Middle School Auditorium.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the adult school website or by calling (973) 378-7620. Tickets will also be available for purchase the night of the event if there is sufficient space.

“This year marks the 25th anniversary of his first film,Roger & Me, which launched his career as one of America's best-known and most controversial documentarians,” school officials said. “Roger & Me was recently selected by the Library of Congress for placement on the National Film Registry.”

Moore is also the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11- the highest-grossing documentary of all time and winner of the Palme d'Or.

His films Bowling for Columbine and Sicko also placed in the top ten highest-grossing documentaries, and the former won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature.

In September 2008, he released his first free movie on the Internet, Slacker Uprising, which documented his personal quest to encourage more Americans to vote in presidential elections. He has also written and starred in the TV shows TV Nationand The Awful Truth.

“In addition to the many favorite adult classes that are offered each semester, the Adult School is expanding course offerings for children and families,” school officials said.

Highlights for kids include Basic Sewing, Fashion Design for Tweens and Teens, Lego Robotics, Origami, Writer’s Café, and Yoga.

Classes are available for parents and children including Cooking, Leonardo Da Vinci’s World, Photography, and What to Expect in Middle School. Also for parent and child are classes with the Greater Newark Conservancy: Urban Habitats, What’s the Buzz, and Worm in the City: Urban Recyclers.

Click here to enroll.

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