Among the opening night films for Sundance 2017: a sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth,” former Vice President Al Gore’s two-time Oscar-winning documentary about the climate crisis.
Paramount Pictures will release the film, which was directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, and produced through Participant Media. It does not yet have an official title, and is being referred to as “The Follow-Up to ‘An Inconvenient Truth.’”
Participant also backed the original film, which Davis Guggenheim directed.
While the first movie focused on Gore’s slide presentation, the new film has Gore traveling the world to discuss climate change. Producers are Richard Berge and Diane Weyermann, and it’s executive produced by Jeff Skoll, Guggenheim, Lawrence Bender, Laurie David, Scott Z. Burns, and Lesley Chilcott.
The film will also be the centerpiece of Sundance’s The New Climate program, a curated section of more than a dozen titles that center on environmental change and conservation, and will include a Power of Story panel in which Gore will be joined by former President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, producer Heather Rae (“Frozen River”), Skoll, and environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki.
Other opening night films are “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,” “Whose Streets?,” “Pop Aye,” “The Workers Cup,” and “Dayveon.”