Moore, right, helped kick off AFI Docs' monthly film series. To left is AFI Docs Director Michael Lumpkin. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call)
AFI Docs kicked off its monthly film series of documentaries this week with Michael Moore's "Where to Invade Next," an exploration of what makes a country strong, with everyone still reeling from Friday's deadly attacks in Paris.
"The French aren't going to stop being the French," Moore said during a post-screening Q&A when asked whether France might adopt Patriot Act-type measures in response to the assault that has shocked the world, and came just months after the deadly attacks on the Paris attacks of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The filmmaker's latest nonfiction offering used the AFI Docs series kick-off as its Washington, D.C. premier as well Monday night, at Landmark's E Street Cinema. It centers on his "invasion" of other countries, where he pursues some of the things that make life good abroad and claims such ideas on behalf of the United States.