After two decades of being married to producer Kathleen Glynn, American filmmaker Michael Moore, famous for social commentary documentaries including Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, have divorced. Married for 22 years, Michael filed a divorce complaint in June 2013. Details were received July 25, 2014.
After a year, the couple have finalized the details of their separation. which Moore’s website confirmed: "Kathleen and Michael have mutually and amicably reached a divorce settlement".
An American filmmaker, author, social critic, and political activist Michael Francis Moore was born April 23, 1954 in Flint, Michigan and raised in Davison, a suburb of Flint.
Moore dropped out of the University of Michigan–Flint following his first year (where he wrote for the student newspaper The Michigan Times). At 22 he founded the alternative weekly magazine The Flint Voice, which soon changed its name to The Michigan Voice as it expanded to cover the entire state.
Moore shot to prominence with his documentary Roger & Me, his Emmy Award winning 1989 film, a documentary about what happened to Flint, Michigan, after General Motors closed its factories and opened new ones in Mexico, where the workers were paid much less>
He cemented his prominence as a documentarian with the release of Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), which is the highest-grossing documentary of all time and winner of the Palme d'Or. Released just three years after the horrific events of 9/11, Moore used the medium of film to ask uncomfortable questions of George Bush and his administration following the catastrophe in September 2001.
In 2005 Time magazine named Moore one of the world's 100 most influential people. Later in 2005, Moore founded the Traverse City Film Festival held annually in Traverse City, Michigan.
In 2009, he co-founded the Traverse City Comedy Festival, also held annually in Traverse City, where Moore helped spearhead the renovation of the historic downtown State Theater.