Date and Time:
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 6:00 PM (Eastern)
Organized By: Sierra Club and MCAN
Location: Fort Point Room, Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
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On Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM Sierra Club and Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) are hosting an environmental movie night.
We will be screening two short films by children’s book author Lynne Cherry and then Oscar-winning filmmaker Charles Ferguson’s new film Time to Choose featuring Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune.
Please join us for a night of action and discussion during this time of crucial negotiations regarding clean energy in Massachusetts.
The event is free but please bring your checkbooks to support the great work MCAN and the Sierra Club do!
Kids vs. Global Warming is a 5-minute documentary on the work of Alec Loorz, a young climate activist who at age 12 created a SLAP (Sea Level Awareness Posts) on the beach in Ventura, California and at age 15 presented his Declaration of Independence from Fossil Fuels to California Senator Barbara Boxer in Washington.
Save Tomorrow is about three 9-year-old girls from Lexington, Massachusetts who team up to change their town law to allow solar panels on public buildings. Their passion and experience working through local government gave them the experience to petition the Lexington Conservation Commission to protect a local forest in their neighborhood.
Our Featured Presentation Time to Choose by Oscar-winning filmmaker Charles Ferguson addresses the impact of climate change challenges and the inspiring ways people have worked together to discover and implement sustainable solutions. The power of the film is that it won’t let us forget that it is within our power to avoid the worst consequences of climate change – we need only choose to do so.
Variety chief film critic Owen Gleiberman says of the film: Ferguson’s biggest news flash — and he provides a truckload of evidence for it — is that renewable energy sources like wind and solar, which have been mocked for years as well-meaning but minor hippie-dippy solutions, have become a ruthlessly competitive economic alternative. They are now cheaper than fossil fuels, and the film makes a potent case that the reason we aren’t using more of them is that big oil simply doesn’t want it that way. The fossil-fuel companies, whether in the United States or China (a nation so hooked on coal that it is poisoning itself), control the government, the propaganda, thethinking. It’s their way or no way. “Time to Choose” says: There is another way. Like “An Inconvenient Truth,” the movie provides its audience with impassioned dollops of information, but more than that it simply asks us to open our eyes. You can view the trailer here and read the entire Variety review