Al Gore’s follow-up docu-film An Inconvenient Sequel gets a release date

I would appreciate you reading the following line to yourself while doing your best Homer SImpson impression. Are ou ready? Okay, here we go, “Mmmmm … kismet.” Heh. Thanks. With the topic of global warming being such a topic of much debate these days, I can’t help but feel like a release date for the follow-up to former United States Vice President Al Gore’s documentary film AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL could not be anymore timely. What’s that? You don’t believe in the concept of Global Warming? Well, I know of a 25-mile-long crack in an Antarctic ice shelf that begs to differ.

As a contiuation of Gore’s 2006, eye-opening documentary, AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL will be directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk. As a part of the social change production company, members of Participant Media will join Gore as he continues his efforts to “stay woke” and educate the masses about the alarming effects of climate change. The film is already scheduled to be a part of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and will then see a wide release beginning on July 28, 2017.

In giving a statement about the film, Gore had this to say in regard to his intent with created this follow-up documentary project:

Now more than ever we must re-dedicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis. But we have reason to be hopeful; the solutions to the crisis are at hand. I’m deeply honored and grateful that Paramount Pictures and Participant Media have once again taken on the task of bringing the critical story of the climate crisis to the world.

I remember watching AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH for a school project, back in the day. If memory serves, it was some pretty alarming and compelling stuff. I’ve no doubt that Gore will bring some interesting topics of conversation to the table with this sequel, as the evidence of the effects of global warming become more and more obvious with each passing day.

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL hopes to educate you further about the slow but inevitable death of our planet on July 28, 2017.

Source: Paramount Pictures

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.