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Paramount said today that it will release the long-gestating sequel to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth wide on July 28. Directed this time by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, the Participant Media film will follow the former Vice President in his efforts to fight climate change.The release-date announcement for An Inconvenient Sequel is timed to film opening the Sundance Film Festival tonight. Based on Gore’s PowerPoint presentation on global warming, the 2006 original became… »
The sequel, directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, comes 11 years after “An Inconvenient Truth.” It follows Gore as he continues his decades-long fight to build a more sustainable future for our planet.
“An Inconvenient Truth,” directed by Davis Guggenheim, premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and won two Oscars — best documentary feature and best original song. The film grossed $49.8 million worldwide.
Gore and Skoll will also appear on »
- Dave McNary
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 Dinklage “Rememory”; Salma Hayek “Beatriz At »
- TheWrap Staff
Politics looks set to overshadow Utah film festival’s 2017 edition, with a march by women film-makers, a documentary on Donald Trump’s presidential victory, and a slew of films on climate change. Then there’s Jack Black’s skit on polka
The first film on the screening schedule for the 2017 edition of the Sundance film festival is Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, a follow-up to his 2006 Oscar winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Truth to Power is Gore’s second blast of righteous rhetoric in the cause of climate activism, but the screening has taken on a new urgency as the festival, which starts on 19 January in Park City, Utah will be preoccupied by events 3,000 miles away. The presidential inauguration of Donald Trump takes place in Washington DC on Friday, the festival’s second day, and is likely to cast its shadow over the entire event. »
- Andrew Pulver
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- Indiewire Staff
A year ago at Sundance, #OscarsSoWhite and related outrage over a lack of diversity in Hollywood fueled an industrywide push of films with people of color, igniting a record $17.5 million bidding war for “The Birth of a Nation” and, later on, helping propel “Moonlight” and other films toward year-end Oscar campaigns.
This year, widespread anger over the presidential election and a celeb-packed Park City offshoot of the Women’s March on Washington raise the question: Will other issues that newly disenfranchised audiences care about boost interest in any of the slew of politically charged films at Sundance, helping to sow the seeds for another “Fahrenheit 9/11”?
There’s certainly money to be made from political films that cater to audiences who feel outraged, as shown by right-wing docs that have galvanized audiences angered by President Obama. 2016’s top-grossing doc by a wide margin was Dinesh D’Souza’s “Hillary’s America, »
- Gregg Goldstein
Later this week, Lrm will be attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival. While the festival tends to be a mixed bag of indie films, some will be picked up for distribution by studios and turned into mainstream hits, others will flounder and be lucky to get a VOD release. Even so, there’s no denying that Sundance is the real beginning of the year for most movie lovers as we’ll be talking about the movies below for the next 12 months.
Last year alone, Sundance held the premieres for The Birth of a Nation, Manchester by the Sea, Captain Fantastic, Love and Friendship, The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Sing Street and many more films, some that appeared on The Weekend Warrior’s year-end Top 25. One or two of those might even receive Oscar nominations when they’re announced next week on January 24.
Most of the films I’ve selected »
- Edward Douglas
Al Gore’s follow-up to 2006’s “An Inconvenient Truth” now has an official title: “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” Participant Media had yet to settle on a final title upon announcing the movie’s inclusion in the Sundance Film Festival line up last month.
Read More: Sundance 2017: Check Out the Full Lineup, Including Competition Titles, Premieres and Shorts
“An Inconvenient Sequel” is one of the very first screenings at Sundance this year, showing at 5:30 on Thursday, January 19 with the former Vice President scheduled to attend.
Like the original film, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary and was directed by Davis Guggenhiem, the documentary will focus on the climate crisis, but instead of relying heavily on Gore’s slide presentation, the film follows Gore as he travels the world to discuss climate change. Paramount Pictures is distributing the film.
- Graham Winfrey
5 January 2017 3:18 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Sundance Institute has announced details for its annual day one celebration, An Artist at the Table.
Scheduled for Jan. 19, the seated dinner will feature entertainment from Kenny Loggins, a gourmet meal from the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour and a Sundance Institute artist at each table. The evening will feature a screening of the festival's opening day film, An Inconvenient Sequel — the follow-up to An Inconvenient Truth — at the Eccles Theatre.
Following the event is a private reception including a cocktail hour and dinner at the DeJoria Center. In partnership with the James Beard Foundation’s »
- Chris Gardner
Netflix announced today that it has acquired worldwide rights to Kitty Green’s documentary “Casting JonBenet,” which will have its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festivalin the Us Documentary Competition, the first time a nonfiction work from the company will compete.
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The film is a sly and stylized exploration of the world’s most sensational child-murder case, the still unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen, JonBenet Ramsey. Over 15 months, the filmmakers traveled to the Ramseys’ Colorado hometown to elicit responses, reflections and even performances from the local community. In doing so, Casting JonBenet examines how this crime and its resulting mythologies have shaped the attitudes and behavior of successive generations of parents and children.
- Vikram Murthi
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