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[Lumpy Riefenstahl's] Fahrenheit 9/11 in Distribution Deal; Opens June 25
AP ^ | 6-1-4 | Gary Gentile

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
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A troika of bastards: Weinsteins, IFC and Lions Gate to distribute.
1 posted on 06/01/2004 6:41:15 PM PDT by Petronski
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To: Petronski

Five hundred screens initially. LOL


2 posted on 06/01/2004 6:44:44 PM PDT by Petronski (They could choose between shame and war. Some chose shame, but got war anyway.)
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To: Petronski
"A troika of bastards: Weinsteins, IFC and Lions Gate to distribute."

"...which was formed by Harvey and Bob Weinstein specifically to market Moore's film... "

"Fellowship Adventure Group"= f.a.g.

3 posted on 06/01/2004 6:46:08 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: Petronski

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."


4 posted on 06/01/2004 6:46:59 PM PDT by quark
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To: hoot2; Liz; onyx; fortunecookie; doug from upland; CWOJackson
"Fellowship Adventure Group"= f.a.g.

LOL Gotta be intentional. Are they outing Lumpy?

5 posted on 06/01/2004 6:47:49 PM PDT by Petronski (They could choose between shame and war. Some chose shame, but got war anyway.)
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To: Petronski

Removed from breaking news, and I don't know who to ping....bump.


6 posted on 06/01/2004 6:49:19 PM PDT by Petronski (They could choose between shame and war. Some chose shame, but got war anyway.)
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To: Petronski

A troika of bastards: Weinsteins, IFC and Lions Gate to distribute.




Yep.


7 posted on 06/01/2004 6:52:56 PM PDT by onyx (Rummy's job is winning the war, not micro-managing some damn prison.)
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To: onyx

Shameless self-bump.


8 posted on 06/01/2004 7:35:04 PM PDT by Petronski (They could choose between shame and war. Some chose shame, but got war anyway.)
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To: Petronski

This post is buried.
Bump yourself all you want.


9 posted on 06/01/2004 7:35:46 PM PDT by onyx (Rummy's job is winning the war, not micro-managing some damn prison.)
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To: onyx

Management pulled it from the sidebars. I can understand not wanting to promote the thing. But it IS news on an activism-level, nonetheless.


10 posted on 06/01/2004 7:37:33 PM PDT by Petronski (They could choose between shame and war. Some chose shame, but got war anyway.)
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To: Petronski

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.


11 posted on 06/01/2004 7:56:49 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage (Kerry is a threat to national security)
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To: Petronski
Lumpy Riefenstahl

Ha! I love it! :D

12 posted on 06/01/2004 7:59:00 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick (It all looks fine to the naked eye, but it don't really happen that way at all.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

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.


13 posted on 06/01/2004 7:59:59 PM PDT by Petronski (They could choose between shame and war. Some chose shame, but got war anyway.)
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To: Petronski

Well, it's a classic for the ages! :)


14 posted on 06/01/2004 8:01:13 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick (It all looks fine to the naked eye, but it don't really happen that way at all.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

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.


15 posted on 06/01/2004 8:02:55 PM PDT by Petronski (They could choose between shame and war. Some chose shame, but got war anyway.)
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To: Petronski

Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.


16 posted on 06/01/2004 8:08:11 PM PDT by KangarooJacqui ("by George, I think she's got it!")
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To: Petronski
Contact: Ken Sunshine or Shawn Sachs, 212-691-2800, both of Fellowship Adventure Group; Peter Wilkes of Lions Gate Films, 310-255-3726 or pwilkes@lgecorp.com; Matthew Frankel of IFC Films, 917-542-6390

I've let all three know my feelings, will you?

17 posted on 06/01/2004 8:15:38 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

I think calling FAG will be pointless, but the other two might be worth a call.


18 posted on 06/01/2004 8:16:37 PM PDT by Petronski (They could choose between shame and war. Some chose shame, but got war anyway.)
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To: Petronski
http://www.cablevision.com/index.jhtml?pageType=email_us is the link I used to contact Cablevision, the parent company of IFC Films.
19 posted on 06/01/2004 8:23:09 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Petronski
For Lions Gate Films I used the following email: general-inquiries@lgecorp.com
20 posted on 06/01/2004 8:25:32 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Thank you very much.


21 posted on 06/01/2004 8:27:36 PM PDT by Petronski (They could choose between shame and war. Some chose shame, but got war anyway.)
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To: Petronski

As for the Weinsteins and their new FAG, you are probably right. I'm not going to poke any fun at them.


22 posted on 06/01/2004 8:29:09 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Petronski

As for the Weinsteins and their new FAG, you are probably right. I'm not going to poke any fun at them.


23 posted on 06/01/2004 8:29:09 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Petronski

It might be useful to include a complete list of errors in all of Michael Moore's twaddle to demonstrate to them that they have sunk their money into a mockumentary and not a serious documentary. On the other hand, they may just dismiss you as a "right wing kook" and then launch into verbal abuse. Since they are likely to be lefties, my wager is on the latter.


24 posted on 06/01/2004 8:40:06 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Communism failed because people like to own stuff.)
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To: Petronski
Just for the record, while I use "Lumpy Riefenstahl" a lot, I didn't create that name (or at least I don't think I did). I've been using it for at least a year (I think it came from something around the time of the Oscars).

+=

25 posted on 06/01/2004 11:14:51 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: Petronski; NYC GOP Chick
I'm just glad that people have slowly started to use the name Lord Haw Haw (first in England) to describe the treasonous acts of the antiwar left. Then again, they hanged Lord Haw Haw after WWII in England.

Michael Moore's writings and speeches may be more along the lines of Axis Sally (who was arrested when she returned to the US, was convicted of treason, and jailed). She interviewed soldiers under false pretense and used it for propaganda. Michael Moore may have done this with his latest movie.

More 'love' from Mildred Gillars (aka Axis Sally). Who does this sound like???

"Damn all Jews who made this war possible. I love America, but I do not love Roosevelt and all his kike boyfriends."

"It's a disgrace to the American public that they don't wake to the fact of what Franklin D. Roosevelt is doing to the Gentiles of your country and my country."


26 posted on 06/01/2004 11:21:04 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: Petronski

Do the Europeans refer to 9/11 as 11/09?


27 posted on 06/02/2004 6:11:27 AM PDT by syriacus (Have you hugged a rudderless, down-at-the-mouth liberal today?)
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To: syriacus

In almost all of Europe, yes, it would be 11.9.01


28 posted on 06/02/2004 6:15:09 AM PDT by Petronski (They could choose between shame and war. Some chose shame, but got war anyway.)
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To: Petronski; Argus; dead
FWIW...

this is from an older post

Credit for the Lumpy Riefenstahl line must go to Freeper dead, the wag who apparently coined it first. posted on 05/19/2004 10:40:13 AM PDT by Argus

29 posted on 06/02/2004 6:18:42 AM PDT by syriacus (Have you hugged a rudderless, down-at-the-mouth liberal today?)
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To: syriacus; dead
Thanks for the footnote. I salute you, dead, for a classic!
30 posted on 06/02/2004 6:19:52 AM PDT by Petronski (They could choose between shame and war. Some chose shame, but got war anyway.)
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To: syriacus
Moore on Bush (Lumpy Riefenstahl says Bush blocking film that will blow apart his reelection bid) , Posted on 05/17/2004 9:52:48 AM EDT by dead
31 posted on 06/02/2004 6:21:56 AM PDT by syriacus (Have you hugged a rudderless, down-at-the-mouth liberal today?)
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To: Petronski; NYC GOP Chick; weegee; Argus; syriacus
Thanks Petronski. I made up the name last March when I first heard about his plans to make his latest bit of propaganda. ( 3/31/2003 – Post #8)

I hope it catches on, though I meant no disrespect to Wally’s friend Lumpy Rutherford, who was an almost likeable schlub.

32 posted on 06/02/2004 6:42:42 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Petronski

In almost all of Europe, yes, it would be 11.9.01

How ironic and appropriate that a tunnel-visioned propagandist like Michael Moore forces the Europeans to temporarily use the American methods of recording dates and temperatures!

Sources: Fahrenheit, Daniel Gabriel "Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit born May 24, 1686, Gdansk, Pol. died Sept. 16, 1736, The Hague, Dutch Republic [now in The Netherlands]" German physicist and maker of scientific instruments. He is best known for inventing the alcohol thermometer (1709) and mercury thermometer (1714) and for developing the Fahrenheit temperature scale; this scale is still commonly used in the United States

. "C'est avec émotion que Michael Moore, la Palme d'or entre les mains, a effectué cette dernière montée des marches de la 57ème édition du Festival de Cannes pour la projection du film primé Fahrenheit 9/11."

33 posted on 06/02/2004 6:45:05 AM PDT by syriacus (Have you hugged a rudderless, down-at-the-mouth liberal today?)
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To: Petronski
Another version of this article that I saw said (in the headline) that Lions Gate Films is a Canadian firm. Awfully nice of Canada to be trying to influence the American Presidential election this way.
34 posted on 06/02/2004 8:17:20 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: Petronski
The media repeatedly says "Biggest opening for a documentary".

If "The Passion" wasn't a documentary, what was it?

35 posted on 06/28/2004 5:45:58 PM PDT by NormalGuy (If not Normal, Spin it)
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