This article is from the Michael Moore FAQ, by Edward Champion email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Roger & Me is the top grossing documentary of all time.
Released by Warner Brothers in 1992, Roger & Me showed the
devastating effect General Motors had on the Flint, Michigan
community after closing several plants. Thousands of workers were
laid off. The film chronicled the devastation of the Flint,
Michigan community as well as focusing on Moore's attempts to meet
Roger Smith, the CEO of General Motors.
The film was lauded for its unique combination of Moore's
acerbic editorializing and the film's exploration of the
deterioration of the Flint community in such a casual, accessible
and personal manner.
ROGER AND ME appeared on more than 100 critics' 10 Best Films
of the Year lists - including those of Vincent Canby, Janet Maslin,
Caryn James (New York Times), and Gene Siskel (Chicago Tribune). A
number of critics - from the New York Post, National Public Radio,
and Seattle Times, to name a few - named "Roger and Me" one of the
"Ten Best Films of the Decade." The film also received the
following awards - Best Documentary: National Board of Review, New
York Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics, and the National
Society of Film Critics; Best Film Award: Toronto Film Festival,
Vancouver Film Festival, and Chicago Film Festival; and the
Audience Award: Berlin Film Festival.