Earth Day Screening of Climate Change Documentary 'Tomorrow'
3:30pm - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, April 22 for a very special Earth Day screening of the celebrated French climate change film TOMORROW ('Demain').
Following the publication of a study that announced the possible disappearance of a part of humanity between here and 2100, co-directors Cyril Dion and actress Mélanie Laurent (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS), set out with a team of four people to carry out an investigation in ten countries in order to understand what could provoke this catastrophe and, above all, how to avoid it. During their journey, they met pioneers who are reinventing agriculture, energy, the economy, democracy, and education. By putting these positive and concrete initiatives, which are already functioning, end to end, the filmmakers began to see emerge what the world of tomorrow could be…
We are pleased to welcome Jerry Kroll (BC Greens Candidate for Mount Pleasant and President & CEO of Electra Meccanica Vehicles corporation) to say a few words following the film.
Winner, Best Documentary Film - César Awards, France
TODAY, we sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times.
TODAY, we know that answers lie in a wide mobilization of the human race. Over the course of a century, our dream of progress commonly called "the American Dream", fundamentally changed the way we live and continues to inspire many developing countries. We are now aware of the setbacks and limits of such development policies. We urgently need to focus our efforts on changing our dreams before something irreversible happens to our planet.
TODAY, we need a new direction, objective... A new dream! The documentary TOMORROW ('Demain') sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far, no other documentary has gone down such an optimistic road... TOMORROW is not just a film, it is the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.
Saturday, April 22
Doors 3:00 pm | Movie 3:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door
*All ages welcome! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
TOMORROW 'Demain' (Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion / 2016 / 118 mins / PG / English subtitles) Climate is changing; instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions. Filmmakers Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion travel worldwide to investigate concrete solutions to environmental and social challenges.
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