An Inconvenient Truth
A movie poster displays industrial smoke stacks whose emissions form a hurricane eyewall Promotional poster for An Inconvenient Truth designed by The Ant Farm Directed by Davis Guggenheim
Produced by Lawrence Bender
Scott Z. Burns
Co-Producer & Line Producer:
Jeffrey D. Ivers
Written by Al Gore (teleplay)
Starring Al Gore
Music by Michael Brook
Cinematography Davis Guggenheim
Editing by Jay Cassidy
Studio Lawrence Bender Productions
Distributed by Paramount Classics
Release date(s) May 24, 2006 (2006-05-24)
Running time 94 minutes
Country United States
Gross revenue US$49,756,507
An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens about global warming via a comprehensive slide show that, by his own estimate, he has given more than a thousand times.
Premiering at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and opening in New York City and Los Angeles on May 24, 2006, the documentary was a critical and box-office success, winning Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and for Best Original Song. The film also earned $49 million at the box office worldwide, becoming the fifth-highest-grossing documentary film to date in the United States.
The idea to document his efforts came from Laurie David who saw his presentation at a town-hall meeting on global warming which coincided with the opening of The Day After Tomorrow. David was so inspired by Gore's slide show that she, with Lawrence Bender, met with Guggenheim to adapt the presentation into a film.
Since the film's release, An Inconvenient Truth has been credited for...