Why didn’t we save ourselves when we had the chance? This is the question the soon-to-be released film, Age of Stupid, poses to us. The film takes place in a future where our world has been ravaged by climate change due to a business-as-usual approach to this growing global threat.
The good news is that this doesn’t need to happen. For now, our fate of being remembered as the Age of Stupid is still within our grasp to reverse. With your help, we can get the word out about climate change and our ability to help avert disaster.
Be part of our live premiere on September 21st by attending one of the 400 theaters across the country that will broadcast the New York City premiere live for this exciting ONE NIGHT ONLY event. For more details on the premiere, how to get complimentary tickets, celebrity attendees, Koffi Anan’s follow up address and how you can help, please see below.
Don’t let us become the Age of Stupid - This is a film premiere you can’t miss!
Age of Stupid Premiere Information:
Brought to you by Fathom Events, The Age of Stupid will launch in America on September 21st, 2009 from a solar-powered cinema tent in New York LIVE to 115,000 people in 400 movie theatres right across the country.
This One Night Only live event is your only chance to see The Age of Stupid on the big screen and is timed for the day before the UN’s climate meeting on September 22nd, when 80 Heads of State - and therefore the world’s media - will gather in New York. (The event has also just been confirmed as being an official part of the UN’s Climate Week NYC.)
Everyone is invited to go to their local theatre to watch the VIPs arrive in Manhattan by boat, bike, rickshaw, electric car or skateboard, before braving the paparazzi on the green carpet. Following the first US screening of The Age of Stupid, there will be a further 40 minute live event featuring Kofi Annan, Gillian Anderson, Mary Robinson, the film’s director Franny Armstrong, the star of the film Pete Postlethwaite, and other leading thinkers, celebrities and political figures from around the world.
Audiences will hear from scientists working in the Himalayas and Indonesian rain forest via live satellite link and from a group of children speaking from the very room in Copenhagen in which all our futures will be decided at the UN climate summit in December. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke will wrap up the evening with a short acoustic performance.
For more information and a theater schedule visit: http://www.ageofstupid.net/usa
The film starts at: 7:30 PM ET/ 6:30 PM CT / 5:30 PM MT / tape delayed 8PM PT
For a taste of what to expect, have a look at the UK launch in March 2009 (http://www.vimeo.com/5234375), which produced only 1% of the emissions of a standard Hollywood event and which broke the Guinness World Record for biggest simultaneous premiere.
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122440801800
How you and your readers can help!
We have a grand total of zero dollars for advertising, so please, please help however you can:
1. Post the Age of Stupid trailer on you blog (http://www.ageofstupid.net/video/trailer) and provide ticket and theater information so you your readers can come out and support the film.
2. Buy tickets to your local cinema for you, your mom, your boyfriend, your boyfriend’s hairdresser and all their friends. Please buy tickets now rather than later.
3. Put together an outing for your school/sports team/church - make an evening of it by arranging a meal before or after the event (after may be better, as you’ll all hopefully be inspired to start discussing how you can get involved in climate actions in your area).
4. Email the e-flyer to all your American friends, asking them to pass it on. (It’s either attached or available on our website).
5. Share the word to any mailing list you are part of.
6. Go onto the US listing page (http://www.ageofstupid.net/usa), look through the locations and then send the details direct to your friends in whichever town/city they’re in. There’s an easy widget on each individual theatre’s page, which lets you send the details without messing around with emails.
7. Go mad on Facebook & Twitter
8. Rate/review the film (if you’ve seen it) on the Fandango website (the US ticket sellers). Seeing loads of enthusiastic reviews makes a really big difference to people who are undecided as to whether or not to go
9. Go along to any climate/enviro/activist meetings happening in your area and give a quick one minute talk about the Stupid launch
10. If you are able to hand out flyers / put up posters in your nearest theatre, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions
11. We may be able to give your group free complimentary tickets for your local theater if you would like to run a competition, or simply as a thank you for block booking lots of tickets (think 10+). Please contact email@example.com to discuss this or other ideas you have for promoting the event in your area.
From acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger
(Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster)
comes the Sundance sensation and controversial legal thriller
everyone is talking about…
**Winner of Numerous International Environmental, Human Rights and Film Festival Awards**
“Rarely have such conflicts been examined with the depth and power of Joe Berlinger’s documentary Crude. These real characters and events play out on the screen like a sprawling legal thriller.”
-Stephen Holden, The New York Times
“A fascinating and important story. Crude does an extraordinary job of merging journalism and art.”
-Christiane Amanpour, CNN Chief International Correspondent
LA Release Date: September 18th, 2009 at Landmark’s Nuart
Directed by: Joe Berlinger
Produced by: Joe Berlinger, Michael Bonfiglio, J.R. Deleon, Richard Stratton
Three years in the making, this cinéma-vérité feature from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) is the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” case, Crude is a real-life high stakes legal drama set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. Presenting a complex situation from multiple viewpoints, the film subverts the conventions of advocacy filmmaking as it examines a complicated situation from all angles while bringing an important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus.
A First Run Features Release
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.crudethemovie.com/
Among the things that Bill Marler feels passionately about are Washington State University (his alma mater), food safety and negotiation. So after he heard about a dustup on campus over the cancellation of a program requiring all freshmen to read the same book — Michael Pollan’s double-fisted examination of agribusiness, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” — he stepped in to resolve it.
This month administrators said Read more
In the 1960’s, Richard O’Barry was the world’s leading authority on dolphin training, working on the set of the popular television program Flipper. Day in and day out, O’Barry kept the dolphins working and television audiences smiling. But one day, that all came to a tragic end. THE COVE, directed by Louie Psihoyos, tells the amazing true story of how Psihoyos, O’Barry and an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret. The mysteries they uncovered were only the tip of the iceberg.
“I’d be surprised if it doesn’t wind up being nominated in next year’s best documentary feature Oscar race” - Martin Grove, Hollywood Reporter
SEE THE TRAILER CLICK HERE : ARTICLE IN CTNGREEN MAGAZINE
“devastating, beautiful shot, and occasionally hilarious” - Andrew O’Hehir, Salon Magazine
“Horrfying and beautiful. A tragic ballet.” - Gore Verbinski, Director, Pirates of the Caribean
“Incredibly moving, scary, riveting. a terrific film. one of the best documentaries I’ve seen in years.” - Chris Columbus, Director of Harry Potter
“The Cove accomplishes exactly what great documentaries are supposed to - it moves you, engages you, trills you, engages you.” - Laurie David and Kelly Meyer, Huffington Post
“documentaries don’t get much more compeling” - Justin Chang, Variety
“This is easily one of the most powerful, heartfelt, and (yes, I’ll say it) important ‘nature’ documentaries I’ve ever seen.” - Scott Weinberg, Cinematical
“the most powerful documentary at the festival” - Josh Tate, LAist
“not only a great movie, but the most noble use of film there is: The power to change a wrong.” - Sean Means, FIlm Finder
Bonnaroo believes our community of partners, fans, and musicians work to change the world everyday. We hope to support and encourage these actions by providing a space for discussion, education, and activism. Read more
( Costa Rica ) - The Eco Preservation Society has launched its latest campaign to heal our planet: Replanting the Rainforests. Step one in this global plan begins this Earth Day with the Earth Day Birthday Celebration and fund raiser. The goal is to raise $1 million by April 25th, 2009 to begin the process of creating Sustainably Managed, Permanent Rainforest Habitats around the world and to prepare for the launch of the 2010 ten year goal program, “Turning The Tide.”
This celebration encourages eco-minded companies and individuals to “Give a Gift to Our Planet” to begin work on three critical reforestation efforts: Costa Rica’s Playa El Rey, Borneo, and Belize . Reforesting these areas will impact the both the plant and animal species while improving our global carbon crisis. Each area has been chosen in response to animal endangerment, and reforestation is a key component to saving these species.
Replanting the Rainforests is not another conservation program. With 80% of the planet’s native forests gone, conservation efforts are not enough. Micro and macro climate changes are occurring due to this deforestation, and scientists believe that replanting can reverse this if action is taken now.
Replanting the Rainforests is a radically new tree-planting program because it is able to sustainably manage permanent rainforest habitats. Previous tree planting programs left out a key step in creating long lasting change: community education. Replanting the Rainforests seeks to educate communities on Read more
Now is SRI’s time to shine. This may seem a simple answer to complex challenges, but since first writing about the Green economy back in 1991 we have believed in Socially Responsible Investing’s ability to influence the global economy in a positive and balanced way through disclosure, transparency and accountability. In the midst of financial meltdown, the triple bottom line of people, planet and profits is where we begin anew, from Main Street and from Wall Street. Welcome to a new era of economic reform and responsible regulation along with ethical business practices and environmental restoration.
Of course financial recovery based on the Green economy is essential. The Green economy will need on-going innovation and capital, both of which will help provide green jobs and energy independence while meeting the long-term needs of the planet and its creatures. There could be millions of jobs in recycling, solar, wind, water, and biofuels, as well as in energy conservation (homes and buildings) and greener transportation. Look, too, for safe, local organic food production as yet another answer to global health and quality of life challenges. We believe that sustainable business means long-term profits, and that renewable energy will power the future.
Time: April 17 - 19, 2009 Hilton New York, 6th Avenue & 53rd Street, New York
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Saturday • 10 am - 6 pm
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