Director Moore ill, still may participate in new film’s premiere in Grass Valley |

Director Moore ill, still may participate in new film’s premiere in Grass Valley

Michael Moore may still be able to participate in the Northern California premiere of his new film Tuesday, despite an illness last week.

The Oscar-winning director was hospitalized in New York City with pneumonia, while he was busy promoting his first film in nearly six years, “Where To Invade Next.”

His sister, Anne Moore, says Michael is now at home resting and “doing well.”

Moore was scheduled to talk and answer questions live via Skype from New York after the benefit premiere showing of his new film that KVMR 89.5 FM is producing at the Del Oro Theatre Tuesday night.

If he isn’t well enough to appear live, his sister says Moore will hopefully record a welcome and introduction to the film, and one of the film’s co-producers — both of whom are former Oscar nominees themselves — will appear live via Skype for a question and answer session with the Grass Valley audience after the movie.

Less than 50 tickets remain for the premiere, which is a benefit for the KVMR Nevada Theatre Bridge Street Project. Tickets are $20 and are available online at and at the Del Oro Box Office on Mill Street in Grass Valley.

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