On only his second fest stop — he was at Sundance in January — former vice president Al Gore hit the Croisette in support of his global-warming docu, “An Inconvenient Truth.”
“I never thought in a million years that my little slideshow would bring me to the red carpet in Cannes,” Gore told Variety on the Noga Hilton rooftop over the weekend, the mistral winds chased yachts out of the bay.
This “slideshow” is how Gore’s been spreading the word about the dangers of climate change. Docu is an extension of that roadshow. “The scientists say there’s as little as a 10 years before we reach a tipping point of no return,” Gore emphasized, but he hasn’t given up hope that things can be changed.
That’s why Gore — who noted he does not plan to run for office again — has embarked on a global tour for the docu, which screened at fest on Sunday. “There’s an incredible amount of overseas interest,” he said of the foreign rollout. “I’ve assured the distributors that I’ll go door to door, if necessary, to get as wide an audience for the film as possible.”
Gore heads back to the U.S. Tuesday, but promises to return to his international tour schedule in July.