GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan – It wouldn't be an election season without a controversial film made by director Michael Moore.
His newest film "Trumpland," he says delivers an October surprise.
Several hundred people lined up outside the IFC Center in Greenwich Village for a free preview.
The controversial filmmaker took many by surprise when he announced his new project on Twitter with a photograph of Trump's children.
He offered a free screening on a first come, first serve basis.
"Michael Moore in Trumpland" is a 73-minute film takes its inspiration from Moore's one man show he performed earlier in Chicago. Plus there are hints of other elements that should be a surprise.
Moore who won an Oscar for "Bowling for Columbine" showed no advanced clips for his latest film to the public or to the media.
Twelve years ago he surfaced before the election the scathing, anti-Bush documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11."
A staunch liberal, Moore has publicly denounced Trump many times but he stayed on the sidelines until now.
It was somewhat of a circus atmosphere as people waited for the screening, there was cardboard cut-outs of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. There was also a carnival fortune teller booth with the likeness of the Republican candidate.
Before the showing, those waiting revealed what they would expect.
"I doubt it would be widely positive," one movie-goer said. "I think it'll be a little scary."
"I think the doc will be about Michael Moore and the only he shares with Donald Trump is his sense of self," another said.
The film opens in theaters nationally Wednesday.