Sunday, May 23, 2004
Michael Moore's latest documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, has won the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or, the French equivalent of the Oscar. Disney, the parent company of Miramax, which was going to distribute the film, has barred it from doing so. CEO Michael Eisner is afraid of pissing off Gov. Jeb Bush and being deprived of millions of dollars in tax breaks for his Florida theme parks. Now, many might think that the Cannes win, which is the first Palme d'Or to go to a documentary since 1956, is biased because, you know, it's the French. Wrong. The jury, headed by virtuoso filmmaker/genius Quentin Tarantino, is made up of four Americans in which only one is French, according to Moore. Perhaps because of Eisner being a complete bitch, the film will actually be released a week before the general election this year, thus making the rumor true? Who knows.