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Michael Moore appearance at Syracuse University rescheduled for Sept. 22 in the Carrier Dome
Michael Moore appearance at Syracuse University rescheduled for Sept. 22 in the Carrier DomeAugust 31, 2004Matthew R. Snydermrsnyder@syr.edu
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore will speak at Syracuse University on Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome as part of the 2004 Syracuse Symposium. Moore was originally scheduled to appear Oct. 17 in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium. The change was made at Moore’s request, to accommodate the rescheduling of parts of his election-season tour.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the Schine Student Center Box Office and the Carrier Dome Box Office. They are $3 for SU students, faculty and staff and $5 for the general public. Student, faculty and staff tickets will go on sale Sept. 7 at 9 a.m.; there is a two-ticket limit per SU I.D. Tickets for the public will go on sale Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. Tickets will be sold at the box offices only, not by phone or online. For more information on tickets, call the Dome box office at (315) 443-2121.
Parking will be available for $2 in the Carrier Dome West lots (Stadium, Henry, Fine and Standart), accessible from Stadium Place and East Raynor Avenue.
Moore, who was recently featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, is the director of “Fahrenheit 9/11,” a controversial documentary about the Bush administration’s actions in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The film received the Best Picture Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Among Moore’s other works are the book “Stupid White Men – and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation”; the Oscar-winning film “Bowling for Columbine”; and the film “Roger and Me.”
Syracuse Symposium is an intellectual festival, hosted by The College of Arts and Sciences, which celebrates interdisciplinary thinking, imagining and creating. The theme for the Fall 2004 Symposium is humor. Other keynote speakers and performers scheduled for this semester include “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau (Sept. 21); The Capitol Steps political satire group (Oct. 12); writer and satirist P.J. O’Rourke (Oct. 19); Muslim stand-up comic Shazia Mirza (Oct. 25); New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff (Oct. 28); University of Chicago philosophy professor Ted Cohen (TBA); and actress and performer Anna Deavere Smith (Nov. 18).
Moore’s appearance is co-sponsored by the University Union Speakers Board.
More information on the Syracuse Symposium speakers, performances and exhibits can be found on the Web at http://symposium.syr.edu.