Film Society to screen 'Capitalism'

Michael Moore doc shown prior to New York Film Fest

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will screen Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" on Sept. 21 at Alice Tully Hall in New York as a special event in advance of its New York Film Festival, which officially kicks off on Sept. 25 with Alan Resnais' "Wild Grass."

The "Capitalism" screening is being billed as "a first of its kind pre-New York Film Festival premiere."

The screening will be followed by an audience discussion with the director moderated by Tina Brown, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Web site The Daily Beast. Esquire magazine will host the premiere gala with a party at its new "Ultimate Bachelor Pad" in Soho.

Overture Films will release "Capitalism" on Sept. 23 in New York and Los Angeles, followed by its national roll-out on Oct. 2.

Moore's debut film "Roger & Me" premiered at the New York fest in 1989.

"Twenty years after my first film had its American premiere at the New York Film Festival, I am honored to be asked to return to this great event which launched my career as a filmmaker. And it is fitting that this premiere take place in the city where the movie is set -- the nerve center of American capitalism, New York City," Moore said. "It is the scene of the crime -- and the only thing in New York that tops a perp walk on Wall Street is a red carpet in Lincoln Center.