Michael Moore's 'Where to Invade Next' Gets Release Date

The documentary premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival.

Michael Moore's hot-button documentary Where to Invade Next will hit theaters in Los Angeles and New York on Dec. 23 for an Oscar-qualifying run. The doc will receive a nationwide opening on Jan. 15.

The announcement, made by the new unnamed company that will release the film, confirms what THR reported on Oct. 14 about the film's release plans.

The subversive doc is being distributed by a new label headed by former Radius-TWC chiefs Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, and Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League. There's still no word on who is backing the new outfit.

After its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, the doc was expected to sell quickly. Instead, Moore waited a month for a distributor that, in turn, did not set an official release date until today.  

Moore won a best documentary Oscar for 2002's Bowling for Columbine. In Where to Invade Next, he plays the role of an "invader" who visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects.

Where to Invade Next will screen at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles as a centerpiece screening.