The New York Times has a story up about documentary filmmakers Rick Caine and Debbie Melnyk, who decided to make a doc about filmmaker Michael Moore, and found out that he and his camp weren't quite as open to being examined by other filmmakers as they'd expected.

Their film, Manufacturing Dissent, premieres at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival, and, according to the NYT piece, "to say it sheds an unflattering light on Mr. Moore ... would be an understatement." The film examines alleged errors and omissions in Moore's films, including an interview Moore did with Roger Smith, then General Motors chairman, for his film Roger & Me -- which was largely about Moore's failed attempts to get an interview with Smith after GM shut down its plant in Flint, Michigan, Moore's hometown. The interview occured, say Melnyk and Caine, and was left on the cutting-room floor.