There was a surprise at the Cannes Film Festival screening of Al Gore’s ecodoc An Inconvenient Truth. No, it wasn’t the packed Salle Bunuel on the fifth floor of the Palais des Festivals giving Gore a standing ovation before and after the screening. (“In all my years of politics,” Gore modestly told the crowd, “I’ve never had that long a standing ovation.”) No, it wasn’t how he was the model of self-deprecation. (“I never thought in a million years that my little slideshow would bring me to the red carpet in Cannes.”) But I’m told the Hollywood crowd was stunned by the presence of past Paramount Pictures boss Sherry Lansing at the screening hosted her replacement, present Paramount Pictures boss Brad Grey. It was awkward.
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