“Inconvenient Sequel” Altered Due To Trump

Al Gore’s environmental documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” has shifted up its release strategy with a limited release on July 28th ahead of a larger rollout the following week.

At the same time, the film will get a last-minute edit to incorporate President Donald Trump’s widely blasted decision last week to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement.

Bonnie Cohen and Jon Shenk helm the follow-up to Gore’s landmark original “An Inconvenient Truth” doco and shows how the landmark 2015 Paris agreement came together. The film kicked off this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews.

Gore said in a statement: “Removing the United States from the Paris Agreement is a reckless and indefensible action. It undermines America’s standing in the world and threatens to damage humanity’s ability to solve the climate crisis in time. But make no mistake: if President Trump won’t lead, the American people will.”

In related news, Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced that he’s stepping down from a White House advisory council following Trump’s announcement.

Source: Variety