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13 March 2009


Joining Lear on the blasted heath - preview

‘This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune – often the surfeit of our own behaviour – we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon and the stars, as if we were villains by necessity…’ King Lear, Act I Scene 2

This Sunday, 15 March, a new climate change film, Age of Stupid, is previewing at cinemas across the country
  • It’s selling out fast, but if you miss the preview, it’s even more important to attend one of the three showings next weekend, 20-22 March
  • Box-office success then is essential to help the film-makers secure cinema distribution and TV/DVD deals and generally ensure the film reaches its audience

  • In case you’re thinking: ‘We’ve all seen Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, so why do we need another climate change film?’, here’s three reasons for starters
  • One is that the next UN climate change conference at Copenhagen, widely regarded as the world’s last chance to peg carbon emissions, is only nine months away
  • If we want world leaders to take radical decisions at Copenhagen, then they need to see that we really mean it, and a film like Age of Stupid is a good rallying point

  • Rowena Loverance

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