Movie: The Age of Stupid

  • September 21, 2009 · 7:00 PM
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Join us Monday, September 21, 2009 for the global premiere of The Age of Stupid which will help launch the UN’s Climate Week. We will be attending the 7:30pm screening at Clearview Cinemas 1st & 62nd St.

This is a joint outing with The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup.

Depending on how late it is after the film and panel discussion, we may walk to a nearby spot for a beverage and/or snack and our own discussion about the film.

Please be prepared to: * Update your RSVP (day-of "Maybe"s will be considered "No"s)
* Arrive by 7:00pm and look for familiar faces in front of the box office or on the ticketholders line *** Nota bene: Before RSVPing, please read our guidelines: About*** Highly recommended

Buy your ticket in advance. The Union Square and Chelsea cinemas are already sold out.

Synopsis

The Age of Stupid is the new cinema documentary from the Director of 'McLibel' and the Producer of the Oscar-winning 'One Day in September'. This enormously ambitious drama-documentary-animation hybrid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching 'archive' footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change while we had the chance?

Further information

The Age of Stupid utilizes dramatization that forecasts decades into the future detailing a life where the warnings of climate change were not heeded. Pete Postlethwaite plays an archivist who takes us back through archival footage wondering, "Why we didn't stop global warming when we had a chance?" Thus the film's namesake: We're living in The Age of Stupid. The archival footage is comprised of real current news clips (from CNN to BBC) weaved with personal stories from Nigeria to New Orleans - a la Traffic.

See the trailer at: http://www.ageofstupi...

For the global premiere, scheduled for September 21st, The Age of Stupid will help launch the UN’s Climate Week and will be an epic live event from a solar-powered cinema in New York City, complete with green carpet and celebs arriving via bike, boat, biodiesel car and more. We will be beaming the movie out through satellite links to over 440 theaters in the US and 700+ cinemas in 55+ countries all over the world. As well as performances by Thom Yorke, there will be live climate impact updates from climate scientists from the Arctic, Amazon rainforest, a Himalayan glacier and New Orleans. Afterward, there will be a panel including Kofi Annan, Gillian Anderson, Mary Robinson, director Franny Armstrong, and star Pete Postlethwaite to discuss the film and the tasks ahead. Copenhagen delegates are all being given complimentary invites.

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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