THE AGE OF STUPID is coming to NYC – Sept 21st!
Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On September 7, 2009 @ 11:00 am In Disaster-proof design,global warming,Green Design Events,New York City | 8 Comments
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. 
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.
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!
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!
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!
+ Notstupid.org 
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/the-age-of-stupid-is-coming-to-nyc-sept-21st/
URLs in this post:
 lack of action on climate change: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/03/the-age-of-stupid/
 The Age of Stupid: http://www.ageofstupid.net/
 Franny Armstrong: http://www.ageofstupid.net/people/franny_armstrong
 Three years ago I urged readers: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/05/31/an-inconvenient-truth/
 big oil and big coal corporate shills: http://www.grist.org/article/small-colorado-coal-burner-pays-big-bucks-to-climate-change-denier/
 COP15: http://en.cop15.dk/
 get your tickets here: http://www.ageofstupid.net/screenings/cinemas/1703
 + Notstupid.org: http://notstupid.org/
 + follow @AgeofStupid on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AgeofStupid
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