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11/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Moore's NYC "Capitalism" Premiere: Unintentional Branding From Bailed-Out Banks

Though you'd never know from the title, the New York premiere of Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" did have some notable brands associated with it (hat tip to Daily Intel). Though Moore's film is a critique of unchecked free market fervor -- check HuffPost's big news page on Moore's film -- the NYC showing did, as the New York Times put it, "draw a large number of women in Chanel dresses and men with Rolex watches."

Interestingly, Lincoln Center, which hosted the event, has some unintentionally hilarious branding from some notorious bailed-out banks. Here's the NYT:

Also at Monday's premiere was a family featured in the film being evicted from their home in Peoria, Ill., by representatives of Citigroup. The family patriarch yelled to Mr. Moore from the audience that he thought the film was "great." He may not have realized he was yelling from a seat in the 'Citi Balcony.'

Here's how the WSJ described the premiere:

Before the film, the crowd sipped champagne and cocktails in the "Morgan Stanley Lobby" and then headed to their seats in the "Citi Balcony." Movie tickets were available at the "Bank of New York Box Office" and there's outdoor seating at the "Credit Suisse Information Grandstand.

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