Michael Moore’s latest documentary about the credit crisis, Capitalism: A Love Story, will compete for the top prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival, according to Reuters. Capitalism is one of six U.S. films to compete in the top category. Other notable American films up for the Golden Lion are Werner Herzog’s remake of Bad Lieutenant starring Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes; former Gucci designer Tom Ford’s A Single Man, which features Colin Firth and Julianne Moore; John Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel The Road, which stars Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron; Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime; and George Romero’s Survival of the Dead. The festival takes place Sept. 2-12 in Venice, Italy.
Posted July 31 2009 — 6:02 AM EDT
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