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Fahrenheit 9/11 Gets Distributors and a Release Date

Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Fahrenheit 9/11," has found three U.S. distributors and will be released June 25 on nearly 1,000 screens, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Controversy erupted a few weeks ago when Disney, parent company of Miramax, put the kibosh on Miramax's distribution plans for the film. "Fahrenheit" takes a critical look at President George W. Bush's actions surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and Disney wasn't too keen on kicking up dust, particularly in an election year.

Amidst all this hubbub, "Fahrenheit" went on to win the coveted Palme d'Or at last month's Cannes Film Festival. With a major award in its back pocket and reams of publicity, a distribution deal was virtually assured.

The deal itself is a three-pronged affair: Fellowship Adventure Group (a new production firm formed by Miramax bosses Bob and Harvey Weinstein) will oversee marketing and distribution with Lions Gate and IFC Films pitching in. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on June 3, 2004 05:05 PM
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