Jill Fehrenbacher

THE AGE OF STUPID is coming to NYC - Sept 21st!

by , 09/07/09

IF YOU SEE ONE MOVIE THIS FALL – THIS IS THE ONE TO SEE!

Everyone knows that hindsight is 20/20, but will we regret our lack of action on climate change in the year 2020? That’s what The Age of Stupid, the groundbreaking film epic from McLibel director Franny Armstrong, wants to sink into the minds of everyone in the world. This brilliant movie, which will kick off UN Climate Week, is opening nationwide on Monday, September 21 at 450+ cinemas simultaneously — and we urge all Inhabitat readers to go see it as soon as you can!

Three years ago I urged readers to go see what I was calling the most important movie of the year: Al Gore’s rousing documentary An Inconvenient Truth. It’s been three years since that movie came out, but despite the groundswell of emotion that was fired up in viewers all over the country, very little progress has been made globally to curb carbon emissions, and much of the good political will that came out of the Inconvenient Truth Era has been clouded by big oil and big coal corporate shills muddying the climate change discussion with climate-change denying blogs and social media campaigns.

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With COP15 rapidly approaching in December, now is the perfect time for another media kick-in-the-butt about climate change – and this salvation is arriving in the form of the fabulous film “The Age of Stupid” – which opens in the US on September 21st. The Inhabitat crew will be at the NYC opening on September 21st, and we’d like to invite New York readers to join us!

We’ve been hearing the buzz about “The Age of Stupid” ever since our UK writer Kate Andrews previewed it for us back in May of this year. Then the NYC Inhabitat crew got a chance to get a sneak peek of this provocative film over the summer, and we were simultaneously inspired and scared to death by this dark vision of a post-climate-change world.

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Following the viewing, director Franny Armstrong and producer Lizzie Gillet will be joined by eco-luminaries, renowned scientists, celebrities and political figures including Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Gillian Anderson, actor and star of “The X Files,” and Pete Postlethwaite, actor and star of “The Age of Stupid” for a live panel discussion at the New York premier event. As a special treat, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke will wrap up the event with an acoustic performance of the film’s title track!

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We’ll be meeting at the Chelsea Cinema at 7pm, and would love to meet up with any and all Inhabitat readers who want to join us. Hurry and can get your tickets here, before they run out!

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We’ll also be giving away two tickets to the premiere at Chelsea Cinema. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment below on this post stating what you think are the most important things we need to do help fight climate change. Hope to see you at the Age of Stupid on September 21st!

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8 Comments

  1. CHAOSJUNKIE September 17, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    The most important thing we need to do to help fight climate change is to make thinking and acting responsibly the default option. Living susainably needs to become easier, cheaper and more appealing for all humans – and especially for the stupid.

  2. cavallopazzo September 16, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    start by sitting down when we eat and when drink, not running around, think about what we are eating , where it comes from, we eat things that were alive before, they deserves at least we are aware of it.
    Then start to look at all objects for what they are not only for what they are useful for, a phone is a phone but also a piece of metal and plastic, a notebook is useful to take notes but is is also paper and tree juice, a pencil is wood, etc

  3. gramps September 8, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Climate change will seal the fate of all of us if something isn’t done to take action NOW! The problem is that nobody wants to do anything about it at the grassroots level. As Edmund Burke stated:” Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little”. I think that a good first step is for everyone to become more educated along the lines of localism… local food, especially. I stumbled upon a short newspaper article (in the Delta County Independent) about a young lady that is making a difference by producing a video about becoming a locavore. You can check out the article at http://tinyurl.com/m7hep6

  4. a9mike September 7, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    I can’t win this ticket as I don’t live in New York. However, I wanted to say that one way to curb global warming drastically is to stop, or at least reduce, the amount of meat we consume. The amount of greenhouse gases produced by meat eating is more than vehicles used world-round. This is something very easy that everyone can do. It also has immediate health benefits to you. Meat eaters are more likely to be obese and be at risk for cancer and heart disease. You don’t have to become vegetarian or vegan, but just cutting down on daily meat consumption, or having a “Meatless Monday,” is beneficial to you and the planet (and the animals).

    http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1839995,00.html

  5. supatawey September 7, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    We need to raise more awareness and education about climate change. Awareness that our pollution and waste bring terrible consequences to nature and more importantly, to other human beings and our descendants. Education that teaches us to live a simpler and healthier life, be less materialistic and greedy, but at the same time enjoy affluence responsibly, so we are more environmentally and socially conscious.
    We need to change our inner nature and appreciate the hard earned affluence that we enjoy nowadays, and not mindlessly waste it while that other half of the world is still trying to earn it.
    Technology will not solve climate change, but it is only a retardant, it will slow it down. It is the same with medicine, no medication or technology can cure you if you lead an unhealthy life.
    It is a conscious change that we need to take, and stop being stupid.

  6. nofelix September 7, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Authentic looking fake BBC news report is undone by its use of fahrenheit ‘so that americans will understand’.

    As much as I like Pete Postlewaite I don’t know if I can handle his ‘this is a serious issue’ face for two hours.

  7. acbrowning September 7, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Awareness! Bring awareness of the growing problems to the schools so the children of the future can make a difference!

  8. prospectiverp September 7, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Oil, Oil, Oil! We need reform to get off the oil, and start growing all the renewable resources we have! ASAP.

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