Advance notice, a film we all need to see:
PRESS RELEASE: 24 Feb 2009
‘The People’s Premiere’ launches Pete Postlethwaite’s
new climate movie on March 15 from solar cinema tent
in Leicester Square and across the UK via satellite link-up
Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the
Father, Brassed Off) stars as a man living alone in the
devastated world of 2055 as he looks back at archive
footage from 2007 and asks: why didn’t we stop climate
change when we had the chance?
Directed by Franny Armstrong (McLibel, Drowned Out),
this compelling drama-doc explores the social causes
and consequences of humans delaying serious action
to tackle climate change through a heady mix of human
tragedy, corporate greed, bitingly satirical animation and
personal activism. The fi lm’s subjects range from emerging
Indian airlines and anti-wind farm NIMBY-ism (“not in my
back yard”), to Hurricane Katrina and the visible signs of
biospheric collapse in the Alps. It presents an apocalyptic
vision with pathos and humour, but ultimately urges a rapid
escalation in our response to the chaos already coming into
being around the world.
Not Stupid aims to turn 250 million viewers of The
Age of Stupid into climate activists, all focused
virtually or physically on Copenhagen, where the
successor to the Kyoto Treaty must
be fi nalised in December 2009.
Join in at http://www.notstupid.org/
In Edinburgh, it's being taken very seriously indeed, with many linked events and discussions:
The Age of Stupid
A week of climate change events.