"The Age of Stupid" premieres

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We are squarely in The Age of Stupid, according to the film by the same name. Here we are on the very precipice of habitat collapse due to human-created climate change and... you drove to work didn't you? Or left your lights on? Or participated in big agriculture? Hey, nobody's perfect! On Monday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The Age of Stupid will simulcast from a solar tent in New York City to more than 440 movie theaters nationwide, including: Castleton Square 14, Indianapolis Showplace with IMAX, Galaxy 14 and Hamilton 16 with IMAX in Noblesville.

The Age of Stupid stars Pete Postlethwaite (Usual Suspects) as an archivist living alone in the now-completely-melted Arctic in the year 2055, looking back at old footage from the early part of this century (i.e. now). He wonders: Why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance? The film is a dramatic eco-documentary, but not like 11th Hour or Inconvenient Truth. The people featured in The Age of Stupid are real, but the narrative is fictional, so director Fanny Armstrong (she made the documentary about two ordinary people who fought McDonald's, McLibel) gets to play with a more entertainment-based context.

The premiere of the film will be followed by a discussion between Armstrong, Postlethwaite, Kofi Annan, Gillian Anderson, Radiohead's Thom Yorke and others. Says Armstrong: "We're launching this event in the U.S. and globally, with the aim of inspiring 250 million viewers to leap into action before the world leaders decide our collective fate at the crucial UN Climate Summit in December. All of life on Earth is at stake, so may as well aim high."

Cost is $12.50 and for more info, go to: www.FathomEvents.com or www.ageofstupid.net.

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