On Sunday March 15, Manchester will play host to the premiere of an important new film about climate change, “The Age of Stupid”. But before your chest puffs out too far with civic pride, so too will Aberdeen, Enniskillen, Staines, London and dozens of others.
The film stars Pete Postlethwaite as “a man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?” According to the website, the themes are “climate change, oil, war, politics, consumerism and human stupidity.”
Four years in the making, and just over an hour and a half long, the film was filmed on location in America, UK, India, Nigeria, Iraq, Jordan and the Alps. The director, Franny Armstrong, has previously made a highly-regarded film about the ‘McLibel Two.’ In order to maintain their independence, the film-makers raised £450,000 by “crowd-funding”- selling shares to individuals and groups.
Press coverage has been very positive (including from the Sun, every climate activist’s best friend- see cartoon below). MCFly sources have raved, though some folks don’t like the ending!
Manchester launch speakers include Emma Smail, of the Chorlton Big Green Festival and Chris Worrall (Oxfam).
More information about how to get tickets from here
MCFly will cover the launch and review the film.