Michael Moore

Bowling for Columbine

Bowling for Columbine

In the wake of the Columbine High School massacre in 1999, the intrepid filmmaker Michael Moore set out to investigate the long, often volatile love affair between Americans and their firearms, uncovering the pervasive culture of fear that keeps the nation locked and loaded. Equipped with a camera and a microphone, Moore follows the trail of bullets from Littleton, Colorado, and Flint, Michigan, all the way to Kmart’s midwestern headquarters and NRA president Charlton Heston’s Beverly Hills mansion, meeting shooting survivors, militia members, mild-mannered Canadians, and rock provocateur Marilyn Manson along the way. An unprecedented popular success that helped usher in a new era in documentary filmmaking, the Oscar-winning Bowling for Columbine is a raucous, impassioned, and still tragically relevant journey through the American psyche.

Film Info

  • Michael Moore
  • United States
  • 2002
  • 120 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #928

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Michael Moore Makes a Movie, a new documentary featuring Moore, chief archivist Carl Deal, field producers Jeff Gibbs and Meghan O’Hara, and supervising producer Tia Lessin
  • Programs covering Moore’s return to Colorado in 2002, his 2003 Oscar win, and three film-festival interviews with Moore
  • Excerpt from a 2002 episode of The Charlie Rose Show featuring Moore
  • Corporate Cops, a 2000 segment from Moore’s television series The Awful Truth II
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Eric Hynes

Cover based on an original theatrical poster

Purchase Options

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Michael Moore Makes a Movie, a new documentary featuring Moore, chief archivist Carl Deal, field producers Jeff Gibbs and Meghan O’Hara, and supervising producer Tia Lessin
  • Programs covering Moore’s return to Colorado in 2002, his 2003 Oscar win, and three film-festival interviews with Moore
  • Excerpt from a 2002 episode of The Charlie Rose Show featuring Moore
  • Corporate Cops, a 2000 segment from Moore’s television series The Awful Truth II
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Eric Hynes

Cover based on an original theatrical poster

Bowling for Columbine
Credits
Director
Michael Moore
Produced by
Michael Moore
Written by
Michael Moore
Produced by
Kathleen Glynn
Produced by
Jim Czarnecki
Producers
Charles Bishop
Producers
Michael Donovan
Coproducer/Editor
Kurt Engfehr
Supervising producer
Tia Lessin
Line producer
Siobhan Oldham
Coordinating producer
Rehya Young
Executive producer
Wolfram Tichy
Field producers
Jeff Gibbs
Field producers
Meghan O’Hara
Field producers
Gillian Aldrich
Field producers
Chris Aldred
Field producers
Charlie Siskel
Camera
Brian Danitz
Camera
Michael McDonough
Sound
Francisco Latorre
Sound
James Demer
Associate editor
T. Woody Richman
Original music
Jeff Gibbs
Chief archivist
Carl Deal
Animation
Harold Moss

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The Hope That Fueled Bowling for Columbine

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Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Jun 22, 2018
Bowling for Columbine: By Any Means Necessary
Bowling for Columbine: By Any Means Necessary

A galvanizing mix of polemic and entertainment, Michael Moore’s look at the American gun obsession is as chillingly relevant today as when it was released.

By Eric Hynes

On Film / Essays — Jun 19, 2018