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Fahrenheit 9/11

Rated R for violent and disturbing images and for language.

R In Theaters 06/23/2004 , 122min.
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Plot & Details

Directed by Michael Moore, whose aura of controversy only grew after his Oscar acceptance speech at the 2003 Academy Awards, Fahrenheit 9/11, like Moore's Bowling For Columbine and Roger & Me, promises to expose the corporate wrongdoings and big-money scandals perpetrated by America's financial elite. This movie, however, looks beyond the inner echelons of General Motors and Lockheed Martin in hopes of outing the evildoers in the White House, particularly in regards to the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. In addition to criticizing the administration's handling of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, Moore digs deep into the surprising relationship with the Bin Laden family held by both Bush administrations, and questions whether or not potential Saudi involvement with the attacks has been ignored. As Fahrenheit 9/11's Cannes Film Festival debut approached, marking only the second time in 48 years that a documentary has been included among the festival's main competition, Miramax's parent company Disney announced it would not be distributing the film due to its partisan nature, and, according to Moore, out of trepidation that the Florida-based Goliath's multi-million-dollar tax breaks might be negatively affected by Florida Governor Jeb Bush, whose review within Fahrenheit 9/11 is less than favorable.

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Documentary Won

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Won
2004 Cannes Film Festival In Competition Nominated

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Directors Guild of America Best Documentary Michael Moore Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Documentary [Runner-up] Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 National Board of Review Freedom of Expression Award Won

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 New York Film Critics Circle Best Documentary Won

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Documentary Won

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