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Sunday, May 23, 2004

Palme d'Or for Michael Moore

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Last night I watched the Cannes Film Festival award ceremony on the Independent Film Channel (one of the guilty pleasures of having satellite TV) and saw Michael Moore for the first time at a loss for words and choking back tears.

The President of the Jury, Quentin Tarantino, had just announced Fahrenheit 911 as the winner of the Palme d’Or, the world’s most prestigious film award outside of an Oscar (though some would disagree, saying it’s much more important than Hollywood’s golden gift).

Moore had hurried back to Cannes from his daughter’s graduation after a cryptic call from festival organizers. He dedicated the award to his daughter and thank the attendees profusely for helping ensure that the US will get to see the film…

More news is up on the Michael Moore website.

Update: MaxSpeak has more on Moore.

Update (part deux):Wa Po's got more info on the story...
Final Update: The International Herald Tribune out of Paris has more coverage...