Last night filmmaker Michael Moore announced via Twitter what he's calling an "#OctoberSurprise": a new documentary called Michael Moore in TrumpLand. The 73-minute film will premiere tonight (Tuesday) with a free screening at the IFC Center in Manhattan, with the director in attendance.

Little is known about the film, but it appears to be comprised of footage of Michael Moore performing a "hilarious" one-man show "deep in the heart of TrumpLand in the weeks before the 2016 election." In September, Moore discussed the trouble he had producing the project in Ohio:

I’ve written a one-man show about this crazy Presidential race and was planning to perform it live — and film it — on Oct 7th in Newark, Ohio, the seat of Licking County, right in the heart of Trump Country. My producers flew there on September 15th and negotiated the rental and use of the historic Midland Theater in downtown Newark. Their staff greeted us with open arms and happily agreed to let me book my show. My team then returned to NYC and we set about preparing the shoot and putting the final touches on the production.

Well, this past week, my big plans got dealt a death blow by the Republicans of Licking County, Ohio. We got a call from the theater management telling us, “We’re sorry but the community board that oversees the theater has voted to not allow Michael Moore to perform his show here. We are declining the rental.” When asked why, it was explained to us that, “Michael Moore’s appearance here could reflect negatively upon the Midland Theatre. He is too controversial and the risk is too great. The board is afraid that renting the theater to him
may cause the theater to lose long-standing patrons. Our board here is fairly conservative and it was felt that Mr. Moore would try to sway people’s minds to vote his way.”

Well, they got that right. They aren’t stupid. This show, and my plan to release a video of it it nationwide so it can be seen by millions in the weeks before the election, should definitely “sway” some people into voting!So, good for them at the Midland Theatre in Licking County, Ohio, that they get the subversive intent behind this one-man show. I’ll take it as a compliment.

Moore went on to film it earlier this month elsewhere in Ohio, where Trump maintains a narrow lead over Hillary Clinton. According to Moore, he was performing the piece just as video was leaked showing Trump bragging about sexually predatory behavior on a hot mic.

Tickets to tonight's "sneak peek" will be distributed first-come, first-serve at the IFC Center at 6th Ave and West 3rd Street, starting one hour before the 9:30 p.m. screening tonight. (Tickets are on sale at 1 p.m. today for future screenings during the film's regular run, which starts tomorrow.)