By Indiewire | Indiewire February 6, 2006 at 5:54AM
Celebrity took an unusually nerdy form at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The man everyone wanted to meet, talk to and be seen with wasn't a film star or daring new director. It was a politician, who is in his sixth year of retirement and more famous for what he didn't achieve than for what he did. Al Gore has been to Sundance before, but never as a leading man. This year he was appearing in "An Inconvenient Truth," a 90-minute star-vehicle documentary. "An Inconvenient Truth" sold out at Sundance and received standing ovations. The Q&As with Gore following the screenings were packed. "The reception he got was extraordinary," says the film's producer, Lawrence Bender ("Pulp Fiction," "Good Will Hunting"). "He was a phenomenon at Sundance." Geraldine Bell reports in The Guardian.