Assuming that the Earth is still around this summer, Al Gore’s follow-up to the climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth will hit theaters July 28. The film—fully titled An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power—premieres today at the Sundance Film Festival.
Even though it’s hard to get doom and destruction off of the mind, the Sundance synopsis makes An Inconvenient Sequel almost sound optimistic. In the film, Gore apparently “pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.” The only catch is that the doc was filmed before the results of the 2016 election came in, as The Hollywood Reporter notes. Per THR, the format of An Inconvenient Sequel, directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, will diverge from the PowerPoint presentation style of the first, which was helmed by Davis Guggenheim. This one is described as a “cinema verite travelogue” that tracks Gore.