Fahrenheit 9/11 wins Palme d’Or

Although Disney doesn’t want us to see this film, Michael Moore‘s follow-up to Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Festival. Well done! I found Bowling to be more docu-drama than documentary, but I’ve heard that 9/11 comes across with a more coherent message. So now the question is, when do we get to see it?

Well it’s a lovely day in New York, if a bit hot and muggy. I don’t have school work to do on a Saturday for the first time in months, so I’m going to grab a copy of the Times and an iced coffee and head to the park. Ahhh.



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3 responses to “Fahrenheit 9/11 wins Palme d’Or

  1. Sarah

    Well that’s interesting. It’s hard not to see it as a political move, given that it’s a very political movie. And I think Moore’s quote is a load of crap: “If I wanted to make political statements, I would have run for office. I want to make movies.” Yah, right. I mean, look at the timing – isn’t he quoted as saying that he wants it released before the elections in November? Anyway, I don’t see why the jury can’t acknowledge it’s political value while at the same time praising it’s artistic value. The two aren’t mutually exclusive.

  2. Sarah

    This NY Times article sheds some light on the question of who owns the rights to the film and when we might see it. Sounds like there are plenty of takers, but the rights are still tied up with Disney. Moore would like to have the film hit theaters in July, in plenty of time for elections – and, as the article points out, a pre-election DVD.

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