Skip to comments.[Lumpy Riefenstahl's] Fahrenheit 9/11 in Distribution Deal; Opens June 25
Posted on 06/01/2004 6:40:55 PM PDT by Petronski
''Fahrenheit 9/11'' finds domestic distributor
GARY GENTILE, AP Business Writer Tuesday, June 1, 2004
(06-01) 17:30 PDT LOS ANGELES (AP) --
Michael Moore's award-winning documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" has picked up a U.S. distributor and will hit theaters June 25.
The film will be released by a partnership of Lions Gate Films, IFC Films and the Fellowship Adventure Group, which was formed by Harvey and Bob Weinstein specifically to market Moore's film.
The Weinsteins, who run Miramax Films, bought the rights to the movie from The Walt Disney Co., which owns Miramax and refused to distribute Moore's film.
The Weinstein brothers will personally finance and control distribution and marketing, they said Tuesday.
"I am grateful to them now that everyone who wants to see it will now have the chance to do so," Moore said in a statement.
"On behalf of my stellar cast -- GW, Dick, Rummy, Condi and Wolfie -- we thank this incredible coalition of the willing for bringing 'Fahrenheit 9/11' to the people."
Moore's film, which recently won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, attacks President Bush's handling of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and connects the Bush family with Osama bin Laden's.
Disney chief executive Michael Eisner said the company "did not want a film in the middle of the political process" because he believed that theme park and entertainment consumers "do not look for us to take sides."
In a settlement reached last week, the Weinsteins repaid their parent company for all costs of the film to date, estimated at around $6 million. Any profits from the film's distribution that go to Miramax or Disney will be donated to charity.
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Five hundred screens initially. LOL
"...which was formed by Harvey and Bob Weinstein specifically to market Moore's film... "
"Fellowship Adventure Group"= f.a.g.
Hmmm, so Lumpy was the product of an illicit liaison between Leni and Herr Schickelgruber? Should retitle his mess of a mock-umentary "Triumph of the Pill."
LOL Gotta be intentional. Are they outing Lumpy?
Removed from breaking news, and I don't know who to ping....bump.
A troika of bastards: Weinsteins, IFC and Lions Gate to distribute.
This post is buried.
Bump yourself all you want.
Management pulled it from the sidebars. I can understand not wanting to promote the thing. But it IS news on an activism-level, nonetheless.
Check your tickets if you go to the movies to see something else where this crap will be playing. Some liberal ticket sellers were giving other tickets to people who wanted to see The Passion. They claimed you could still see the Passion with it, but didn't want Gibson to get the credit or the money. When I went to see Cheaper By The Dozen with my kids, the ticket person gave me tix for Starsky and Hutch. She said it didn't matter and to go see whatever I wanted. Demand a proper ticket if you get a F-9-11 one.
Ha! I love it! :D
I wish I could take credit, but I first read it here on FR. I don't know came up with it, but if someone does know, proper credit should be given.
Well, it's a classic for the ages! :)
If we could just get one of the radio giants to start using it, it might actually stick. It is quite catchy and also quite clever.
Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.
I've let all three know my feelings, will you?
I think calling FAG will be pointless, but the other two might be worth a call.
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