For one day only, perhaps in the spirit of reconciliation ushered in by recent events, Michael Moore and President George W. Bush join hands in support of Moore’s new film, “Fahrenheit 9/11.”
The ad pictured here will be printed in this Sunday’s New York Times, according to one of the film’s many PR reps. Surprisingly, the two men did not actually join hands on the White House lawn and pose for the advertisement. Describing it as “a very special image achieved through the magic of computers,” the film’s rep added that the ad will only be run once.
The new movie’s large group of distributors, Lions Gate, IFC, and the Weinstein Brother’s new company, “F.A.G.” (The Fellowship Adventure Group), have set up a website to handle advance ticket sales for the movie, while the ticket site sends visitors to two websites for more info about the film: Moore’s own MichaelMoore.com, and the movie’s official website, Fahrenheit911.com, which still only contains a link to view the movie trailer.
Moore screened the film in L.A. earlier this week at the Academy’s theater on Wilshire, drawing a large crowd of what Dan Quayle would have called “the cultural elite” (Leonardo DiCaprio, Jodie Foster, Sharon Stone, Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, Meg Ryan and many others). Variety reported that it was the first screening of the film’s locked print, including a new sound mix and slight tweaks throughout.