Thursday Movie Night @ Goethe: The Age of Stupid
Starts: Thursday, 30 July, 2015 04:00pm
Ends: Thursday, 30 July, 2015 07:00pm
The Age of Stupid
Director: Franny Armstrong
Great Britain 2009, 92 minutes
In the year 2055, climate change has almost entirely eliminated humankind. In the middle of the ocean lies the last “'repository” of human civilisation. Its only surviving member of staff (Pete Postlethwaite) looks over old footage from the beginning of the 21st century, back when it was still possible to prevent the catastrophe.
This film combines a fictional narrative with documentary elements, retracing the path of ecological catastrophe from a future perspective. The pressing question remains, why didn't we take our fate into our own hands while we still had the chance? This lays bare the interconnectedness of climate change, exposing the cultural as well as individual hurdles that stand in the way of immediate action.
Extra: Music, Sausages, Cash Bar, Socializing