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Roger & Me

Roger & Me is a 1989 American film written, produced, directed by and starring Michael Moore, in his directorial debut. Moore portrays the regional economic impact of General Motors CEO Roger Smith's action of closing several auto plants in his hometown of Flint, Michigan, reducing GM's employees in that area from 80,000 in 1978 to about 50,000 in 1992. As of August 2015, GM employs approximately 7,200 workers in the Flint area, according to The Detroit News, and 5,000 workers according to MSNBC. In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".

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    award National Film Registry
    contentLocation Michigan
    director Michael Moore
    editor Jennifer Beman Wendey Stanzler
    genre action historical
    producer Michael Moore
    productionCompany Dog Eat Dog Films
    publisher Warner Bros.
    theme documentary