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John Cameron Mitchell to Host IFP Gotham Awards

John Cameron Mitchell to Host IFP Gotham Awards
John Cameron Mitchell will host the 2017 Independent Filmmaker Project Gotham Awards, the indie-film centric event that is one of the earliest events on the film awards season calendar.

Mitchell is best known for writing and starring in the stage and screen musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” His latest project, “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” stars Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, and Nicole Kidman. The film premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and will be released in 2018.

“We eagerly anticipate a fun, exciting and entertaining night with John Cameron Mitchell leading us through it,” Joana Vicente, executive director of Ifp and the Made in NY Media Center, said in a statement. “John’s unique gift to entertain will be a brilliant addition to the lineup of stellar tributes and to the highly anticipated movies and nominees of 2017.”

The Ifp Gotham Awards recognizes independent films and their writers, directors, producers, and actors with 10 award categories.
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Gotham Awards: Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Coppola Join Honorees

Gotham Awards: Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Coppola Join Honorees
The Gotham Awards have added Dustin Hoffman and Sofia Coppola to this year's list of tribute honorees. 

Hoffman will receive the actor tribute while Coppola will receive the director tribute. The pair join Nicole Kidman, Ed Lachman, former Vice President Al Gore and Blumhouse founder Jason Blum as the tribute recipients at this year's independent film awards.

Hoffman, a two-time Oscar winner, will next be seen in Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories, alongside Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler and Emma Thompson.

Coppola is one of only four women to be nominated for the best director Oscar,...
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Gotham Awards: Nicole Kidman, Ed Lachman Join Honorees

Gotham Awards: Nicole Kidman, Ed Lachman Join Honorees
The Gotham Awards have added Nicole Kidman and cinematographer Ed Lachman to their list of tribute honorees for this year's ceremony.

Oscar winner and Emmy nominee Kidman will receive the actress tribute and Lachman, an Oscar and Emmy nominee, will receive the cinematographer tribute. The two join former former Vice President Al Gore and Blumhouse founder Jason Blum as this year's tribute recipients at the annual independent film awards.

Kidman recently appeared on the big screen in Sofia Coppola's gender-bending remake of The Beguiled and will next be seen in A24's The Killing of a Sacred Deer,...
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Al Gore, Jason Blum to Receive Tributes at 2017 Ifp Gotham Awards

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Al Gore, Jason Blum to Receive Tributes at 2017 Ifp Gotham Awards
Vice President Al Gore and film producer Jason Blum will receive the humanitarian and industry tributes at the 2017 Independent Filmmaker Project Gotham Awards, it was announced Monday. Gore will receive the Humanitarian Tribute, which recognizes an individual who has had a profound and transformative global impact through cinema. The ceremony will be held on Monday, Nov. 27, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Also Read: Al Gore and Bill Maher Talk Climate Change and 'Losing Florida' - in Both Senses (Video) The former vice president spends the majority of his time as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a non-profit.
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Gotham Awards: Al Gore & Jason Blum On Tap For Tributes

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Gotham Awards: Al Gore & Jason Blum On Tap For Tributes
Former Vice President Al Gore and producer Jason Blum will be honored at this year’s Ifp Gotham Awards, with Gore on the heels of his follow-up climate documentary An Inconvenient Sequel set to receive the Humanitarian Tribute and Blum the Industry Tribute during the event’s annual awards ceremony November 27 in New York. Gore has been making the rounds for his movie, an update to his original An Inconvenient Truth which won the 2007 Documentary Oscar. The Gotham award…
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Al Gore, Jason Blum To Receive Tribute Awards at the 2017 Ifp Gotham Awards

Ifp announced today that former Vice President Al Gore, whose work on the issue of climate change has been featured in two feature documentaries, will receive a newly created Humanitarian Tribute at this year’s Ifp Gotham Awards. Blumhouse topper Jason Blum, the producer behind low-cost, high-profit, zeitgeist-zinging horror hits like this year’s Get Out, will receive the Industry Tribute. “We are thrilled to be presenting Vice President Al Gore with the Humanitarian Tribute and Jason Blum with the Industry Tribute” said Joana Vicente, Executive Director of Ifp and the Made in NY Media Center, in a press release. “Mr. Gore’s […]
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Gotham Awards: Al Gore, Jason Blum Set for Tributes

Gotham Awards: Al Gore, Jason Blum Set for Tributes
Former Vice President Al Gore and low-budget horror mastermind Jason Blum will receive the humanitarian and industry tributes at this year's Gotham Independent Film Awards, it was announced Monday.

The humanitarian tribute recognizes an individual who has had a profound, transformative global impact through film. Nobel Prize-winner Gore, who in recent years has focused on finding solutions to climate change, starred in the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth and this year's follow-up, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

The industry tribute is given to an individual whose vision, innovation and contributions have had a significant impact on the...
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Film News Roundup: Vaccine Documentary ‘Pathological Optimist’ Lands at Film Arcade, Gravitas

Film News Roundup: Vaccine Documentary ‘Pathological Optimist’ Lands at Film Arcade, Gravitas
In today’s film news roundup, Miranda Bailey’s vaccine documentary “The Pathological Optimist” gets distribution and Lionsgate teams with Roadside Attractions to pick up faith-based drama “I Can Only Imagine.”

Acquisitions

The Film Arcade and Gravitas Ventures have acquired rights to Miranda Bailey’s documentary “The Pathological Optimist,” centered on anti-vaccination crusader Dr. Andrew Wakefield.

The film will be released theatrically by the Film Arcade on Sept. 29 followed by a VOD release via Gravitas later this year.

The film is a character study of Wakefield, one of 13 co-authors of a 1998 paper in the U.K. medical journal the Lancet. That paper claimed that there was a link between the administration of the measles, mumps, and rubella (Mmr) vaccine, and the appearance of autism and bowel disease. Wakefield was accused of professional misconduct and falsifying information in that study, and the Lancet retracted the piece in 2010 and the United Kingdom’s General Medical Council revoked Wakefield’s
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New Video Shows Celebrity Support For ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power’

Paramount Pictures have debuted a new video for An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, the climate change documentary that arrives in cinemas next Friday (our review is here), and features the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Bono, Pharrell Williams, Camila Cabello, Andra Day, Ryan Tedder, Adam Levine, Dnce, The Chainsmokers, Jennifer Hudson, Rainn Wilson, Shailene Woodley, Randy Jackson and Steve Aoki who all say why they are “Inconvenient” to save the planet.

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change 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. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that
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Interview, Audio: Directors Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’

Chicago – The beauty of ex-Vice President Al Gore is that whenever his name is mentioned we think about his central passion… how Planet Earth is changing due to greenhouse gases and pollution. His groundbreaking “An Inconvenient Truth” documentary is a cultural icon, and now he is back with the aptly titled “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” co-directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk.

This is both an update of the first and a cause for optimism. Al Gore has his slideshow – which is being updated almost day-by-day, as depicted in the documentary – and there are ominous and apocalyptic signs still in the picture (Miami is altering its infrastructure because of rising ocean levels), but also there are true success stories as a result of Gore’s crusade. The wind and sun power industries are viable and becoming profitable enough to be adopted, plus the word is out.. in
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Ralph Reed Jr. sold soul to Trump, Real Time highlights

Last night, Bill Maher broke the hiatus and came back with a vengeance. It was his mid-show guest Ralph Reed Jr. who created the biggest hoopla with his defense of Donald Trump and mega-churches being allowed to push political agendas from the pulpit. This week’s other guests were Vice President Al Gore who was the top of the show interview, and panelists Kristen Soltis Anderson, Joshua Green, Michael Weiss. The big story comes from Maher’s affable interview that turned south as Ralph Reed Jr., a frequent Maher guest, defended Trump vigorously and lauded his good work advancing the Evangelical political...read more
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Zurich: Al Gore to Present 'An Inconvenient Sequel' at Festival

Zurich: Al Gore to Present 'An Inconvenient Sequel' at Festival
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will attend this year's Zurich International Film Festival to present An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the follow-up to Davis Guggenheim's 2006 Oscar-winning climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

An Inconvenient Sequel will screen in Zurich on Sunday, October 8. Al Gore will attend the screening and present the documentary, directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shen.

“We are proud to welcome Al Gore, one of the most globally influential politicians, environmental activists and Nobel Prize winners of recent years," said Zurich Festival co-directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri. "An Inconvenient Truth was a...
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People Explains: Everything We Know about the New Monica Lewinsky-Linda Tripp Movie

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People Explains: Everything We Know about the New Monica Lewinsky-Linda Tripp Movie
The dramatic story behind Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp-Rousch’s volatile relationship — and the impact it had on Bill Clinton’s presidency — is coming to the big screen.

Simply titled Linda and Monica, the film will explore their rollercoaster friendship, which came to an abrupt and public end when it thrust Lewinsky’s affair with then-President Clinton into the national spotlight.

The film’s script, which is reportedly based in part on actual conversations between Lewinsky and Tripp-Rousch, was included on the 2016 Black List, the annual rundown of Hollywood’s top screenplays that have yet to be produced.
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‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power’ Review: Al Gore Back & More Vital Than Ever

‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power’ Review: Al Gore Back & More Vital Than Ever
Climate change deniers be damned. Former Vice President Al Gore is back taking his message of the increasing dangers of global warming — and possible solutions to the problems — directly to moviegoers in a rich and human sequel to his 2006 double-Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. That movie led to a Nobel Peace Prize for his determined efforts to warn of Earth’s eventual demise if something is not done to stem the tide(s). This time around, original…
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Al Gore Tests Box Office Climate With ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’; New Pics With Cotillard, Butler & Cera – Specialty Preview

Al Gore Tests Box Office Climate With ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’; New Pics With Cotillard, Butler & Cera – Specialty Preview
Former Vice President Al Gore was on hand at the 2007 Oscars, where his An Inconvenient Truth won Best Documentary Feature. Bringing climate change to center stage, it was one of the biggest nonfiction films at the box office ever. Now, the former veep is back with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which Paramount Pictures is opening in four New York and L.A. locations ahead of an early-August national rollout. The film joins a rather crowded set of specialty…
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Watch Late Night Hosts Lambaste Trump's Ridiculous Transgender Military Ban

Watch Late Night Hosts Lambaste Trump's Ridiculous Transgender Military Ban
James Corden and Seth Meyers criticized President Trump's sudden announcement to ban transgender people from serving in the military with righteous rants, and a little song and dance.

On The Late Late Show, Corden donned a tux and tails to deliver a send up of Nat King Cole's classic "L-o-v-e" as "L-g-b-t." "L, he doesn't care for lesbians," Corden sang. "G, he thinks to men should just be friends/ B, to his dumb knowledge, is just a phase in college/ T, he finds confusing so the army's now refusing.
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Will ‘Emoji Movie’ Fight Off ‘Atomic Blonde’ and ‘Dunkirk’ at Box Office?

Will ‘Emoji Movie’ Fight Off ‘Atomic Blonde’ and ‘Dunkirk’ at Box Office?
Two vastly different movies will open at the domestic box office this weekend to vie for audience attention.

The first is Sony’s “Emoji Movie.” Despite the “Confused Face” or “Face With Rolling Eyes” that some deployed when the animated feature based on iPhone keyboard pictorials was announced, it now looks to have the upper hand this weekend, eyeballing up to $30 million from 4,069 theaters. The studio has it pegged closer to $20 million. In fairness, tracking shows a rather wide margin (albeit still not huge on the upper end).

That’s partially because it’s an original project, so it’s more difficult to tell how audiences will respond. The studio hopes for a long tail based on word of mouth. Visibility for the film has been exceptionally strong thanks to an aggressive marketing push that included T.J. Miller parasailing into Cannes to help launch the movie’s first trailer. Reviews have yet to be released, but
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‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ Review: Al Gore Dominates Otherwise Powerful Doc

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‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ Review: Al Gore Dominates Otherwise Powerful Doc
When Davis Guggenheim’s environmental documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” appeared in 2006, it was a widely-embraced wakeup call in which former Vice President Al Gore shook us all as violently as he could. The fact that Gore’s courtly impassivity rarely gave away any deep emotions worked in the film’s favor: The impact came from incontrovertible images and scientific statistics rather than easily-dismissed sentiment. Guggenheim earned an Oscar, and Gore won a Nobel Peace Prize, but there were plenty of naysayers anyway. Glenn Beck, for one, compared Gore to Holocaust mastermind Joseph Goebbels. Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe called him “full of crap.
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Al Gore Blasts Trump for ‘Normalizing’ Climate Change Denial in New Book: The ‘Future of Humanity’ Is at Risk

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Al Gore Blasts Trump for ‘Normalizing’ Climate Change Denial in New Book: The ‘Future of Humanity’ Is at Risk
Former Vice President Al Gore called attention to the climate crisis with his 2006 documentary and book An Inconvenient Truth in 2006.

Eleven years later, he’s created an even more urgent call to action with his new book and upcoming documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which take a critical swipe at the Trump administration, special interest groups and their role in fostering climate change denial.

“Because many governments in the world — especially the United States government in 2017 — are still controlled by fossil fuel interests, the growing citizen activist movement pushing for more rapid change is actually the most important movement in world history,
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TV News Roundup: Al Gore to Host Climate Change Town Hall on MTV

TV News Roundup: Al Gore to Host Climate Change Town Hall on MTV
In today’s roundup, Al Gore is hosting a climate change town hall on MTV, and George Lopez announces premiere date of his new stand up special.

Specials

Former Vice President Al Gore is hosting “An Inconvenient Special” town hall forum on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. on MTV. The special, also featuring Fat Joe and Steve Aoki, is to help amplify young people’s voices on the topic of climate change in connection with Gore’s upcoming film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” During the half-hour town hall, there will be a segment with Fat Joe in Miami to speak about rising sea levels in the city. Viacom Networks will also bring awareness to the issue by making the week of July 31 “An Inconvenient Week,” with social, digital, and on-air support across 10 channels.

Premiere Dates

George Lopez: The Wall, Live from Washington, D.C.” debuts Saturday, Aug
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