The Age of Stupid, staring British actor Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, Brassed Off, Usual Suspects) will screen at the Kuranda Amphitheatre this Sunday at 2:30pm.
The story shows an old man living in a devastated world in 2055, who watches "archive" video footage from 2008 and asks why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?
Filmed in seven countries over three years, it features six separate documentary stories, archive footage and animation. The project was funded by 220 people who donated between £500 and £35,000 who will receive a pro-rata share in any profits. The producers calculated the carbon footprint of the film to be 94 tonnes of CO2.
The soundtrack includes songs from Radiohead, Depeche Mode, Dragnerve and The Band of Holy Joy, as well as an original orchestral score written by Chris Brierley.
The Age Of Stupid is part-doco, part-animation, part-drama, and entry is by donation with all profits going to, you guessed it, climate change action. The event is run by Friends of the Earth Kuranda (tel 4085 0054).
Don't expect to see Lance Royce there.
Here's the trailer...