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The Age of Stupid premieres in March


You may remember a few months ago I posted The Age of Stupid, a community funded movie about climate change. It’s ready, and you can see it this month.

In a blend of drama, documentary footage and animation, the Age of Stupid stars Pete Postlethwaite as an archivist in 2055, looking back and asking ‘why didn’t we save ourselves when we had the chance?’

Monbiot describes it as ‘captivating and constantly surprising’, and the Ecologist claims it ‘knocks spots off An Inconvenient Truth’. By all accounts it’s funny, thought provoking, and utterly unique.

Actually, everything about the film is unusual. It is made by amateurs, albeit gifted ones, and called on volunteers to be extras, serve as crew and translate the film. Hundreds of people funded the film through buying shares or making donations, including myself. The makers have kept the rights to the film, and will allow anyone to organise a screening.

In keeping with its ethos, the film’s premiere will be the biggest in history, beamed into 60 cinemas around the country from a solar powered tent in Leicester Square.

In order to get a decent run at the cinemas, the premieres need to do really well. If you want to support the movie, try and get along to a showing on the 15th as part of the ‘people’s premiere’, or the opening weekend of the 20th. Details of participating cinemas here.

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1 comment

  1. It will be great if they could publish it using some Creative Commons licenses or Free Art License kind of license.

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