Skip to comments.Paramount to release Gore's global warming film
Posted on 02/15/2006 12:12:14 PM PST by pissant
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The producers of a global warming documentary starring former Vice President Al Gore have landed a worldwide distribution deal with Paramount Pictures' specialty label, the Viacom Inc.-owned studio said on Tuesday.
"An Inconvenient Truth," profiling Gore's campaign to raise awareness about the links between carbon emissions and climate change and making his case for what should be done about it, will open in U.S. theaters on May 26, Paramount said.
The release schedule for other territories has not been decided, a studio spokeswoman said.
The 95-minute film, which grew out of Gore's lecture circuit PowerPoint presentation on global warming, premiered to favorable reviews last month at the Sundance Film Festival.
The documentary is directed by Davis Guggenheim, whose credits also include the HBO western "Deadwood," the FX cop show "The Shield" and the public television production "The First Year."
Executive producers include Laurie David, the wife of actor-producer Larry David, the star of HBO comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
The production company behind the film, Participant Productions, also produced politically based films "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "Syriana."
The commercial opening of the film in May will coincide with release of the book version of "An Inconvenient Truth," as a follow-up to the former Democratic presidential nominee's 1992 bestseller "Earth in the Balance," from Rodale Books.
I'd rather sit thru 5 viewings of Brokeback Mountain then listen to Algore for 5 seconds. One is a bunch of poofers, the other is a vile traitor who should be tried and hanged.
fiction award warning
One would think we'd learned our lesson about election these spineless types, but we seem to have a short memory. We'll see what happens in two years.
Sort of a "what to do" and "how to do it" team.
Not even science fiction, at that.
Is Gore still riding around in Cadillac SUVs and renting large sedans? Does he ever catch rides on corporate jets, or does he always fly commercial? Did the slum lord ever repair his rental property in Tennessee? Inquiring minds want to know.
I would say both are the same.
How can any documentary about Al Gore have "truth" in the title?
It will be in the discount bin at WalMart by Memorial Day.
Nobody will watch the film but the greenies and environmentalist whackos, and Hollywood will give it 8 Academy Awards.
LOLOL.....you couldn't make this stuff up.
Well why not? H'jerks distributed Mickey Mouse Moore's movies and now albore's. Makes sense w/Hweird's philosophy of "anything goes".
Better hope it's not scheduled for release in Seattle this weekend. they're expecting the lowest temperatures in over a decade.
Hollywood and the DNC are one in the same.
And having rivers lowered for canoeing photo-ops?
Yes, only if the #2 is really fresh and ripe.
I don't know, but I'm still waiting for the Dingell-Norwood legislation to pass.
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