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“Improbable” Al Gore Surprises Sundance

"Improbable" Al Gore Surprises Sundance

Former Vice President Al Gore received a standing ovation at the premeire of “An Inconvenient Truth,” the documentary he put together with director Davis Guggenheim about the impending dangers of global warming in the very, very near future. The film is based on slide shows, charts, short cartoons, and flow charts that Gore has been presenting all over the country since he lost the 2000 election, all of which demonstrate potential catastrophic weather patterns beginning in as little as ten years, due to pollutants in the atmosphere that have been accumulating since the industrial age. Gore’s presentations are very dear to him, and it took some persuading to let Guggenheim make them into a movie. Although the film is in discussion for distribution, it’s the message of the thing that is so important. “This isn’t about box office,” said producer Laurie David. “What is at stake is, you know, the planet.” William Booth reports for the Washington Post.

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