Kathleen Glynn has worked with Michael Moore for decades and played the role of wife for the last 21 years, and now both relationships appear to be coming to an end.
The Fahrenheit 9/11 director has filed for divorce from his wife, saying their relationship is broken with “no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.” Though Moore filed back in June in Michigan’s Antrim County, the documents were only made public this week.
Kathleen Glynn has yet to respond in court and has not answer interview requests, but it appears the couple’s professional partnership will come to an end as well. She was listed as producer or executive producer for many of Moore’s award-nominated documentaries, including Fahrenheit 9/11, Capitalism: A Love Story, and Sicko. She also co-authored a book with Moore, Adventures In A TV Nation (1998).
In Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore and Glynn created one of the most influential and controversial documentaries of the decade. While Moore’s dislike of President George W. Bush was clear throughout the film, critics said there was more to its point.
Desson Thomson of The Washington Post wrote: “there is more to Fahrenheit 9/11 than partisan ridicule…. What’s remarkable here isn’t Moore’s political animosity or ticklish wit. It’s the well-argued, heartfelt power of his persuasion.”
But Moore was also criticized for inaccuracies and deceptive editing. In one segment Moore asks members of Congress who authorized the War in Iraq why their own children are not serving in the military. One of them, Minnesota Republic Mark Kennedy, said he gave a detailed explanation and talked about how his nephew served, but the film was edited to show him only showing a quizzical look.
It is not clear if Kathleen Glynn will continue her work in Hollywood. While she did work in some projects outside of her husband’s documentaries, including producing some episodes of the television series of The Fugitive, all of her recent work was with Michael Moore.
[Kathleen Glynn photo via Wikimedia Commons]