Film and Discussion Night: The Age of Stupid
The Age of Stupid
September 12th, 5:00 pm. Film starts at 5:45
Sunday Night at the Movies at St. Francis in the Foothills Church, at Swan and River Roads. Bring a potluck dish to share in the main meeting space. Questions? Call Liz 299-9839
Pete Postlethwaite stars as the narrator of the film, an old man living alone in what is a devastated world of 2055, looking at archive footage from 2008, asking why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?. Pete’s character is the founder of the Global Archive, a storage facility located in the (now melted) Arctic, dedicated to preserving all of humanity’s achievements in the hope that the planet might one day be habitable again. The stories Pete’s character uses to illustrate the plight of planet earth when something could have been done, include those of six individuals across the globe, whose lives have been affected in some way by climate change. NR 92 min.
The discussion after the film will be facilitated by Bob Cook, co- founder of Sustainable Tucson. Long an activist for sustainable development in the Tucson area, he will help us relate the messages in the film to what is happening now in our local environment and how choices made today will impact our quality of life in the near future.