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ANTHROPOCENE 2019 MOVIES

Thursday Evenings in May

Alexander Hall, 668 Indian Street, Room 108, Showings 6pm and 8pm


Manufactured Landscapes (2007) 4.5 stars(65)-86min

Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.

March 7


Time to Choose (2016) 5.0 stars(69)-97min

Academy Award-Winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (INSIDE JOB, NO END IN SIGHT) turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions in his new film TIME TO CHOOSE. Featuring narration by award-winning actor Oscar Isaac, TIME TO CHOOSE leaves audiences understanding not only what is wrong, but what can be done to fix this global threat.

April 4


Being the Change: A New Kind of Climate Documentary (2018) 4.5 stars(24)-56min

Complementing the book Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution, this feature documentary film delves into the life of atmospheric scientist Peter Kalmus, who cut his fossil fuel use to 1/10th of the average American.

April 11 double feature


Before the Flood (2016) 4.5 stars -95min

Using his celebrity status to draw attention to the problem of global warming, one of the most important and pressing issues of our time, actor and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio, travels the globe to witness firsthand the effects of an impending environmental disaster. By visiting ancient melting glaciers and levelled Indonesian tropical forests, DiCaprio unearths an urgent situation and the world's dependence on fossil fuels, going as far as to visit President Obama himself for an in-depth interview. But, can this crusade inspire the climate-change deniers?

April 11 double feature


Chasing Ice (2012) 4.5 stars(212)-75min

In Chasing Ice, acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog, once a skeptic about climate change, deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

April 18


The Hudson River School: Artistic Pioneers (2016) 4.0 stars(25)-71min

In the vicinity of New York’s Hudson River Valley, the Adirondack Mountains, Catskill Mountains, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a group of American painters led by British born artist Thomas Cole forged an artistic vision of the American wilderness.

April 25


Wrenched (2016) 4.5 stars(19)-93min

Wrenched captures the outrage and enduring inspiration of Edward Abbey, one of America’s original irascible defenders of the wildlands. Abbey lit the flame of radical environmental activism and gave the movement its soul.

May 2


The Climate and the Cross (2018)-23min

An internal battle is simmering among US evangelicals over whether climate change is a call to protect the Earth, the work of God to be welcomed, or does not exist at all.

May 9 double feature


The Rise of Sustainability (2017) 4.0 stars(2)-42min

This short documentary film explores the rise of the concept of sustainability as it has gone from the fringes to the mainstream within just a few short decades driven by an environmental crisis on a global scale. The film looks at this new environmental context of the Anthropocene and the key structural transformations in our economy required to achieve sustainability.

May 9 double feature


Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future (2018) 4.5 stars(10)-85min

Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

May 17


An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017) 4.0 stars(179)-97min

Ten years after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the forefront of mainstream culture, this compelling follow-up shows that while the stakes have never been higher, the solutions to the climate crisis are still within our reach.

May 26