The NZ green carpet premiere of The Age Of Stupid — Franny Armstrong’s powerful drama documentary about global warming — is being held in Auckland on August 19th, in a solar-powered cinema tent. The blurb:
â€˜The Age Of Stupidâ€™ is the new documentary from the Director of â€˜McLibelâ€™ and the Producer of the Oscar-winning â€˜One Day In Septemberâ€™. This enormously ambitious drama-documentary-animation hybrid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching “archive” footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change while we had the chance?
Bloody good question. Here’s a good recommendation: “The most powerful piece of cultural discourse on climate change ever produced.” — Mark Lynas, author of Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet
Limited ticket sales at $30 from Oxfam and Greenpeace. Phone 0800 400 666. Public screenings begin at Hoyts Sylvia Park that same evening — tickets available direct from the cinema. An additional first night screening is being hosted by Grey Lynn 2030, the local transition town group, at Bridgeway Rialto, 122 Queen St, Northcote. 8.15pm Weds 19th Advance ticket sales only, $20 from Jayson at The Wine Vault, 453 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn.
There will be showings at cinemas in other parts of New Zealand, see here for more details. If anyone else wants to arrange screenings, contact me to be put in touch with the organisers.