PLANETARY (DOCUMENTARY, 52 minutes)
Variety: "A most impressive logistical and aesthetic feat"
Examiner: "thought-provoking...visually enticing and multifaceted journey exploring the connection of all human beings to each other and all life on our planet."
Huffington Post: "For the first time I not only saw the fragility our planet, I felt it."
Guardian UK: "deeply moving and beautifully edited"
PLANETARY is a cross-continental cinematic journey that challenges viewers to reconsider our relationship with our home as well as the urgency to shift our mindset in the face of climate change. In a stunning visual exploration, this documentary film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo and Space Shuttle missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan, with intimate interviews from renowned experts including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space), celebrated environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, to National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lindsey. PLANETARY sheds a light on the ways our worldview is profoundly affecting life on our planet.
Associate Producers Jeff Gitterman and Andrew Appel will be on hand to participate in a talkback and Q&A following the film, and will also offer copies of their book, Beyond Success. Talkback will be moderated by Cynthia Litman of MomTime Events.
Free admission to all Conversations on Main Street programs is made possible through funding from the Angela and Scott Jaggar Foundation.
This evening's program is presented with help from MomTime Events and:
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