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Government Science Advocates Muzzled by President Trump Troll Him On Climate Change From ‘Alt’ Twitter Accounts

27 January 2017 1:43 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In the last few days more than 50 Twitter accounts—some claiming to be from employees at U.S. government agencies—have been set up to protest the actions by President Trump’s new administration effectively muzzling federal climate-change research and other science.

One of the first rogue accounts to emerge was the unofficial National Park Service’s @AltNatParkSer account Tuesday, which now has 1.25 million followers. That was quickly followed by unofficial, unverified accounts for Nasa — @RogueNASA — and the Environmental Protection Agency, @AltUSEPA.

How sad is it that government employees have to create rogue Twitter accounts just to communicate Facts to the American public? »

- sandrawestfalltimeinc

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Sudden Impact: How Sundance Documentaries Have Gained (or Lost) Relevance in the Trump Age

26 January 2017 11:08 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Conceived and created before the Presidency of Donald J. Trump, Sundance’s documentaries straddle one of the most profound cultural and political shifts in the United States’ recent history.

As the country is forced to grapple with a new range of issues in the post-Obama age, documentarians are also now straining to catch up. You could see it on the screen at Sundance, where last-act codas and recent news snippets suggested how the triumph of Trump had impacted, and in some cases, undermined the stories being told. The story of the election is explicitly told in “Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time,” but even when Trump wasn’t presented, the country’s conservative turn—and the pain and fractures it has caused among many of its citizens—may influence the way these films are received and understood.

A People Divided

How are this year’s nonfiction stories, »

- Anthony Kaufman

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Sundance 2017: Behind the Scenes with Jon Hamm, Charlize Theron, John Legend and More

22 January 2017 12:11 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Every year, Hollywood invades Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival.

This year, celebrities like John Legend, Jon Hamm and more are making the most of their time in the snowy small town by rubbing elbows with their fans and hitting up the festival’s biggest parties – and People is there to capture all the fun moments.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Noon – Novitiate‘s Dianna Agron had a very important question to ask the Google Home on display at the Variety Studio presented by Orville Redenbacher: “What sound does a giraffe make?”

1 p.m. – After leading a crowd of about 8,000 people »

- Patrick Gomez

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Al Gore Will Keep ‘Open Line of Communication’ With Trump on Climate (Exclusive Video)

21 January 2017 6:37 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Former Vice President Al Gore said he’ll continue to talk in good faith with President Donald Trump about climate change — no matter how his administration feels about the concept of global warming. “It’s always better to have a line of communication,” Gore said Saturday at TheWrap’s Sundance interview studio at Park City’s Old Town Cellars, where he represented his film “An Inconvenient Sequel” along with directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk and Participant Media chief Jeff Skoll. “In the decade I’ve been involved in this, I have encountered a lot of really difficult obstacles — and this is another difficult. »

- Matt Donnelly

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power Gets A New Movie Clip #TruthToPower

20 January 2017 10:51 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing […]

The post An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power Gets A New Movie Clip #TruthToPower appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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'Inconvenient Truth' Sequel Opens Sundance 2017: 'Damage Has Been Done'

20 January 2017 9:02 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"We stay away from politics."

You wouldn't want to say that Robert Redford – screen legend, long-time environmentalist and activist, independent-film patron saint, possible contender for handsomest octogenarian alive – was being disingenuous, exactly. But when the founder of the Sundance Film Festival uttered that phrase at this year's opening press conference, some 24 hours before a ... let's call him a "divisive figure" was to be sworn in as president, it felt a little off-brand. He clarified the statement by saying his main concern was staying "focused on the stories being told by »

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Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Sequel' Lands Summer Release

19 January 2017 9:51 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power will open nationwide in theaters on July 28.

Paramount announced the release date Thursday morning, hours before the documentary opens the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it's among a slew of films addressing climate change.

An Inconvenient Sequel comes 11 years after An Inconvenient Truth earned $50 million at the worldwide box office, becoming one of the top-grossing docs of all time and winning the Oscar for best documentary.

That movie, from Paramount Vantage, also made its debut at Sundance Film Festival before debuting in select theaters on May »

- Pamela McClintock

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Al Gore Talks ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Sequel, Meeting With Donald Trump And ‘Consoling’ Hillary Clinton

18 January 2017 11:43 AM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Former Vice President Al Gore reveals Donald Trump was surprisingly “receptive” to talks about climate change. In the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, Gore reveals he’s had conversations with both Trump and Hillary Clinton since the U.S. election. “She’s experienced enough to not need advice from me, but I offered whatever words I thought […] »

- Rachel West

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TheWrap Kicks Off Branded Interview Studio, Industry Panel and Activations at Sundance 2017!

18 January 2017 11:05 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Park City, Ut, January 18, 2017 -  The Wrap News, the entertainment industry’s leading digital news site, returns to Sundance with its signature pop-up interview and photography studio from January 21 to 23, based on Main Street at Old Town Cellars and a host of related branded content and industry events. Wrap reporters and editors will conduct three full days of video interviews at the festival with the leading actors and directors appearing, including: Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore discussing the follow-up to his powerful documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”;  Game of Thrones star Peter DinklageRememory”; Salma Hayek “Beatriz At »

- TheWrap Staff

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Omarosa Manigault Is Joining Donald Trump’s White House Staff

4 January 2017 12:41 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She’s hired.

Former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault has landed a job in Donald Trump‘s White House.

Manigault’s official title will be assistant to the president and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, the president-elect’s transition team announced in a statement Wednesday afternoon. The role is expected to focus on public engagement, CNN reported.

Manigault first found fame in 2004 as a contestant on Trump’s reality TV show The Apprentice, before he ultimately fired her. The two remained on good terms, and Manigault served as a prominent Trump surrogate and his director of African-American outreach during his presidential campaign. »

- Tierney McAfee

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