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Moore Documentary Gets U.S. Distributor

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By GARY GENTILE, AP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES - Michael Moore (news)’s award-winning documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11” has picked up a U.S. distributor and will hit theaters June 25.

The film will be released by a partnership of Lions Gate Films, IFC Films and the Fellowship Adventure Group, which was formed by Harvey and Bob Weinstein specifically to market Moore’s film.
Moore’s film, which recently won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival (news - web sites), criticizes President Bush (news - web sites)’s response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and connects the Bush family with Osama bin Laden (news - web sites)’s.
The Weinsteins, who run Miramax Films, bought the rights to the movie from The Walt Disney Co., which owns Miramax and refused to distribute “Fahrenheit 9/11.”
The Weinstein brothers will personally finance and control distribution and marketing, they said Tuesday.
“I am grateful to them now that everyone who wants to see it will now have the chance to do so,” Moore said in a statement.
“On behalf of my stellar cast — GW, Dick, Rummy, Condi and Wolfie — we thank this incredi


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