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One of the films that kicked off the first night of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival was An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, a follow-up to former vice president Al Gore‘s 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth. The film is another wake up call for climate change deniers who keep hitting the snooze button while the […]
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- Ethan Anderton
Author: Ty Cooper
When Al Gore and David Guggenheim teamed up in 2006 for An Inconvenient Truth, the issue of Global Warming went from a back burner issue to a hot button topic in a matter of months, impacting change and forcing public discussion on a worldwide scale. Little more than ten years later, Al Gore has returned once again with a documentary sequel which will conveniently be released against the backdrop of the new, controversial changing of the guards in Washington.
Unlike the film’s Oscar winning predecessor, An Inconvenient Sequel plays less like an early warning of the apocalypse, choosing instead to infuse its fair share of optimistic outlooks on the future. The problem is that any important ideas or commentary on this global issue were never really allowed to flourish. Instead, the important issues of Global Warming and climate change were trapped in a shadow cast by Al Gore himself. »
- Ty Cooper
Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to the documentary “Chasing Coral.” The film focuses on the destruction of coral reefs as a result of climate change, and is the second doc centered on the effects of global warming for filmmaker Jeff Orlowski, whose previous film was 2012’s “Chasing Ice.”
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“Chasing Coral” follows a team of divers, photographers and scientists who set out on an ocean adventure and invent the first time-lapse camera to record coral bleaching events as they happen. The purchase comes the same day as the doc’s premiere Saturday in Sundance’s U.S. Documentary Competition, and two days after the premiere of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” the follow-up to former vice president Al Gore’s 2006’s “An Inconvenient Truth.” Netflix plans to release “Chasing Coral” later this year.
“Jeff has captured a beautiful view under the ocean seldom seen, »
- Graham Winfrey
Netflix has bought worldwide rights for the documentary “Chasing Coral,” Variety has learned.
The film, about the destruction of coral reefs because of global warming, premieres on Saturday afternoon. It’s part of the U.S. documentary competition. The project is seen as being particularly newsworthy in light of Donald Trump’s election and his selection of advisors and cabinet members who are skeptical of climate change.
On Inauguration Day, Sundance Film Festival Experiences Trump Aversion Syndrome
Other distributors were interested in the project, but Netflix continues to show its financial clout on the film festival circuit. The company has more than a half-dozen projects at Sundance, including the opening night comedy “I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore,” and already nabbed other buzzy titles »
- Ramin Setoodeh and Brent Lang
Park City — With chants of “Make America Great, Love Trumps Hate,” several hundred women and a cadre of supportive men took to the snow-bound streets here Saturday morning to protest the ascension of Donald J. Trump to the White House and to speak out for causes ranging from environmental protection, to Lgbtq rights to embracing immigrants of all races and religions.
The march kicked off a little after 9 a.m. local time, an hour after the scheduled start of a massive march and rally in Washington D.C. for the same causes. It coincided with similar protests around America, and the world.
Talk show personality Chelsea Handler organized and led the protest, which was expected to include Aisha Tyler, Connie Britton, Dolores Huerta, Peter Bratt, Maria Bello, Laurie David, and politicians including Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Park City Youth Mayor Maya Levine. Laura Dern and Charlize Theron »
- James Rainey and Brent Lang
Eighteen months ago, Al Gore and Jeffrey Skoll agreed to make a sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth,” the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary about climate change. “We realized there was a reflection piece needed, but also this exciting new opportunity for solutions with clean energy and costs coming down,” said Skoll, the founder of Participant Media, which financed “An Inconvenient Sequel.”
The movie, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday night to a lengthy standing ovation, arrived at a crucial turning point. On Friday, just hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Gore chatted with Variety about the film, directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk.
Here are some highlights.
On cameras following him around: “They are so talented, Bonni and Jon, they just kind of disappeared. They are very good at this. You begin to forget that they are there.”
On being »
- Ramin Setoodeh
You know what’s fun? When you wake up after Inauguration Day and learn that the White House leaders and Donald Trump have taken down the White House climate-change page and replaced it with a pledge to drill more oil. Oy, it’s going to be one of those days four years.
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Speaking of taking care of the environment, last night, Al Gore and the producers of the “An Inconvenient Truth” eco-doc sequel “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power” premiered their new film to much praise and a standing ovation at Sundance.
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- Rodrigo Perez
Plot: Ten years after An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore continues to fight climate change in the face of numerous political setbacks. Review: Part of the power of An Inconvenient Truth was the simplicity of the film, with Al Gore simply presenting the facts via his famous slide-show. Nothing else was really needed. He gave you the stats, scared the crap out of you, and urged the audience to get involved.... Read More »
- Chris Bumbray
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 […]
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- Rudie Obias
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Al Gore‘s follow-up to his 2006 documentary hit An Inconvenient Truth, directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, is determined to find the silver lining to the climate crisis. We follow Mr. Gore as he travels the globe, training those willing to step up and take action in the fight against climate change. And yet, the climate is changing. We watch glaciers burst and fall away, streets in Miami flood while Gore himself let out a tired sigh directed towards Senator Jim Inhofe, a noted climate change denier.
If I can break away from the structure of our usual reviews, I feel that sigh, as I know many others do. Gore admits early on in the documentary that many times he feels his attempt to affect change has been “a personal failure.” While South Florida is literally inventing ways to elevate roads to avoid unpredictable flooding, »
- Dan Mecca
If An Inconvenient Truth was an eye-opening disaster movie, then An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power is the heartbreaking post-apocalyptic follow-up. An Inconvenient Sequel isn’t the first sequel to play Sundance (Richard Linklater’s Before series) and is certainly not the first Sundance film to be sequelized (remember, the first Clerks and Saw movies played the […]
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- Peter Sciretta
In 2006, “An Inconvenient Truth” propelled Al Gore’s climate change activism to a new level of awareness, proving that distilling a PowerPoint to a feature-length format doesn’t have to make great cinema to achieve its goals. A decade later, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” does it all over again, with somewhat more engaging filmmaking and a far greater sense of urgency.
Co-directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (taking the reigns from “Truth” director Davis Guggenheim), the filmmakers manage to improve on the limitations of the original by showing more of Gore’s resilience in the field. He’s grayer, wrinkled and a little wider around the midsection, but the former Vice President continues to wage a seemingly effective crusade to widen environmental awareness.
Although it opens with »
- Eric Kohn
It might be the understatement of the millennium to say that Donald Trump is not about to do the issue of climate change (or those who care about it) any great favors. Yet Trump’s ascendance could wind up doing a very big favor for “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” Al Gore’s winning and impassioned, stirring and proudly wonkish follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth.” If Hillary Clinton were about to be inaugurated as president, then “An Inconvenient Sequel” would still be highly worth seeing, but the movie, which premiered tonight at Sundance to a justly enthusiastic audience, has now been given the kind of shot in the arm that only a seething enemy can provide.
A decade ago, when “An Inconvenient Truth” made its own splash at Sundance (and was picked up by Paramount, a deal that proved instrumental in turning it into a phenomenon), the film »
- Owen Gleiberman
Donald Trump was thousands of miles away getting ready for a big party, but his presence hung heavy over the Eccles Theatre on opening night of the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday evening in Park City, Utah. Sure, the man of the night was Al Gore, the former vice president turned climate-change crusader who was unveiling “An Inconvenient Truth: Truth to Power,” the sequel to Davis Guggenheim’s 2006 Oscar-winning film about Gore’s crusade, “An Inconvenient Truth.” The new film, directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, is focused on the efforts Gore has made in the last decade »
- Steve Pond
This year’s Sundance Film Festival kicked off on Thursday night in Park City, Utah with its traditionally packed opening night offerings on full display — four double features playing at different venues around the festival — but the hottest ticket was unquestionably the world premiere of Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk’s “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” which bowed at the Eccles Theatre to a packed crowd, picking up a standing ovation at its conclusion.
The late surprise entry to the festival picks up a ten years after Davis Guggenheim’s Oscar-winning “An Inconvenient Truth,” which saw former U.S. vice president Al Gore getting brutally honest with audiences, aided by photos, charts and scores of of data that illuminated the impacts of the global climate crisis, the sequel finds a mostly upbeat Gore continuing to work on his mission to spread information about the issue.
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- Kate Erbland
Updated: “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” kicked off the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Thursday night, bringing a strongly positive response from an audience of 1,200 at the Eccles Center Theater.
Though Al Gore announced in “An Inconvenient Sequel” that he is a recovered politician, the audience at the Sundance Film Festival reacted to the follow-up to 2006’s “Inconvenient Truth” like they wish he would get back in the game.
Many stood at the end of the film to applaud Gore, who compared the cause of slowing climate change to other great moral causes of the modern era — like women’s suffrage and civil rights.
Robert Redford introduced the festival’s kickoff film saying that Gore was a “good friend.” “There was a moment in politics when the Supreme Court was not very kind to Al,” Redford said, referring to the court’s halt of a recount in Florida, which left »
- James Rainey
It took a team of four seasoned documentary DPs to capture the stories of Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman. Shot in Montana, Kansas and Louisiana, the film documents the lives of three men (the titular rancher, farmer and fisherman) who act as environmental conservationists in their respective fields. Directors Susan Froemke and John Hoffman have the action unfold in a vérité fashion, which stresses the land and the people who work it. Among the DPs they hired for the project were Bob Richman (An Inconvenient Truth), Buddy Squires (The Central Park Five) and Thorsten Thielow (30 for 30). Below, these three cinematographers discuss the unique challenges […] »
- Filmmaker Staff
It’s hard to imagine “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” having a happy ending. The follow-up to 2006’s Oscar-winning climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” includes Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election, a result that some environmentalists view as disastrous for the future of the planet.
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But 10 years after former U.S. vice president Al Gore frightened audiences with his slideshow of photos, charts and reams of data bluntly displaying the impacts of the global climate crisis, “An Inconvenient Sequel” finds a surprisingly optimistic Gore working tirelessly on his mission of spreading awareness about both the impacts of global warming and the concrete solutions humans can take to avert disaster.
“It’s just astounding how both absolutely devastating it is in terms of where we are with the environment, »
- Graham Winfrey
19 January 2017 2:16 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Park City is bracing for a slew of snow at Sundance Film Festival.
The festival locale sank to below-freezing temperatures ahead of Thursday's opening-night film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Al Gore's climate-change follow-up to 2006's An Inconvenient Truth.
Sporadic snowfall is expected throughout the duration of the fest, while temperatures may dip as low as 11 degrees Fahrenheit during the Utah event's first few days, according to the National Weather Service.
The snow and cold weather is nothing new for the festival, and also shouldn't interfere with Sunday morning's Women's March on Main, a sister march »
- Ashley Lee
Assuming that the Earth is still around this summer, Al Gore’s follow-up to the climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth will hit theaters July 28. The film—fully titled An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power—premieres today at the Sundance Film Festival.
Even though it’s hard to get doom and destruction off of the mind, the Sundance synopsis makes An Inconvenient Sequel almost sound optimistic. In the film, Gore apparently “pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.” The only catch is that the doc was filmed before the results of the 2016 election came in, as The Hollywood Reporter notes. Per THR, the format of An Inconvenient Sequel, directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, will diverge from the PowerPoint presentation style of the first, which was helmed by Davis ...
- Esther Zuckerman
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