On Monday, September 21, MoveOn members in the Inwood area have a special opportunity to watch the one-night-only premiere of an important new film called The Age of Stupid.
The film is a powerful "docudrama" set in the year 2055, after global warming has done massive damage to humanity. Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite stars as a historian who "looks back" on real footage from 2008 to try to answer the question, "why didn't we stop climate change while we had the chance?"
In addition to the movie, the theater will simulcast a Hollywood-style premiere event from New York City.
You can purchase advance tickets by clicking here:
You'll get so much more than just a great movie. The premiere event, simulcast live from a solar-powered tent in New York City to over 700 theaters in the U.S. and 50 other countries, will feature such celebrities as Gillian Anderson, Heather Graham, and Moby.
Also, MTV's Gideon Yago will interview Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kofi Annan, environmental scientist James Hansen, and The Age of Stupid director Franny Armstrong. Ending the night will be a special, acoustic performance by Radiohead's Thom Yorke.
The Age of Stupid was number one at the box office in the U.K. this spring, and this one-night event is poised to break the Guinness World Record for biggest simultaneous film screening. You can watch the trailer here: http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51921&id=17229-10220574-TifSBXx&t=1
Check out what critics are saying about this film:
- "A captivating and constantly surprising film."—George Monbiot, The Guardian1
- "Think An Inconvenient Truth but with a personality."—Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times2
- "Political incompetence and inaction can usher in disaster... Rome is burning, and Franny Armstrong is fiddling the right tune."—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian3
Thank you for all you do.
–Anna, Laura, Steven, Ilyse, and the rest of the team
P.S. When you see this movie, you're really going to be inspired to act. The cool thing is that our friends at Avaaz, an international MoveOn-like organization, are putting together a "Global Wake-Up Call" day of action on September 21, the same day as the premiere of The Age of Stupid. Check out http://www.avaaz.org/tcktcktck/ to get plugged in locally.
1. "What are we not talking about now that we will be—or should be—in 2009?," The Guardian, December 27, 2008
2. "The Age of Stupid," Los Angeles Times, July 17, 2009
3. "The Age of Stupid," The Guardian, March 20, 2009
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