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At the Movies: “The Age of Stupid” Premiers September 21st
September 3, 2009, 9:37 am
Filed under: Events, News

The Age of Stupid is the new four-year epic from McLibel director Franny Armstrong. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

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This event will include a live pre-show from the green carpet, the US debut of The Age of Stupid, and a panel discussion focusing on the effects, consequences and ways to reverse climate change. The panel will feature Kofi Annan, Gillian Anderson, 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. Newly added to the night is the former president of Ireland Mary Robinson and UK Minister of Energy and Climate Change. Audiences will also hear from field scientists working in the Himalayas and Indonesian rain forest via live satellite link.  In addition, a group of children will speak from the very room in Copenhagen in which all our futures will be decided at the UN climate summit in December. Finally, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke will wrap up the evening with an acoustic performance of the film’s title track.

Be inspired by top climate campaigners to take action on the most pressing issue facing humanity, and discover tips on how you can help to avert this crisis.


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