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New Event: Joint Event! Movie: The 11th Hour / Dinner: Kashkaval

From: Robyn
Sent on: Thursday, July 26, 2007 3:53 PM
Announcing a new event for The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup!

What: Joint Event! Movie: The 11th Hour / Dinner: Kashkaval

When: Thursday, August 2, 5:45 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: Let's join the New York Social Justice Movie & Dinner Meetup for the following outing!

Movie: "The 11th Hour" at Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, Thursday, August 2 at 6:15pm

Dinner: Kashkaval Wine and Cheese Bar - 856 9th Avenue (55/56)

After the screening, we'll walk down to Kashkaval for a discussion about the film.

Please be prepared to:

* Update your RSVP (day-of "Maybe"s will be considered "No"s)
* Arrive by 5:45pm
* Pay for your comestibles, computing 30% for tax and gratuity at the restaurant

Optional, yet *highly recommended*:

* Buy your ticket in advance to save time and guarantee yourself a seat

Many of you may have heard of and been eagerly anticipating the opening of "The 11th Hour" presented by Leonardo DiCaprio, a feature-length documentary concerning the environmental crises caused by human actions and their impact on the planet. The 11th Hour documents the cumulative impact of these actions upon the planet's life systems and calls for restorative action through a reshaping of human activity.

This film is not scheduled to premiere in New York and Los Angeles until August 17 but fortunately for us the Film Society of Lincoln Center will have an advanced screening on Thursday, August 2 at 6:15pm to launch their new environmental program called "Green Screens". Let's all see what I'm sure will be an unforgettably powerful film while supporting Lincoln Center's efforts to highlight such important films.

More info from the Film Society website:
Leonardo DiCaprio has been a passionate defender of the environment for years. As co-producer, co-writer and narrator of The 11th Hour (Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners, US, 2007; 91m), he has now put his energies--and his voice--into an exploration of humanity's impact on the earth and its health. In our ongoing attempt to secure a safe, healthy, "modern" life for ourselves, have we compromised our ecosystem's delicate balance, even creating changes that could reverse all the gains we've made? Through conversations with leading thinkers ranging from former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev to renowned scientist Stephen Hawking to a former head of the CIA, R. James Woolsey, The 11th Hour looks at where we are today and where we might be going tomorrow. This urgent alarm calls on us all to change things, at this last moment when change is still possible.

**A discussion with several of the film's participants will follow the screening.**

Print courtesy of Warner Independent Pictures.

In addition to this new series, the Film Society will screen PSAs showcasing climate change, sustainability and other matters concerning the health of our planet and its inhabitants. We hope to be the first movie theater in the country to regularly screen such PSAs and we encourage other theaters to join us.

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