Earth Days

11.25.09

Chicago premiere!
Earth Days
2009, Robert Stone, USA, 102 min.

“A beautifully composed tribute to visionary thinking and political ingenuity.”—Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

A look back at the transformative history of the environmental movement combined with a cautionary look ahead, Earth Days revolves around nine gurus of green whose groundbreaking work is largely responsible for creating present-day consciousness of the earth’s consumption-induced plight. Director Stone’s key innovators include: former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall; Denis Hayes, organizer of the original 1970 Earth Day; and Stewart Brand, editor of the Whole Earth Catalogue. A colorfully engaging use of archival footage pinpoints the public mindset and environmental challenges of each era from the 50s through the 80s, through vintage PSAs, TV commercials, and news footage. 35mm. (BS)

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street

November 27th—December 3rd
Fri—3:15pm, 5:15pm, 7:30pm
Sat—3:15pm, 5:15pm, 7:30pm
Sun—2:15pm
Mon—6:00pm, 8:00pm
Tue—6:00pm, 8:00pm
Wed—6:00pm, 8:00pm
Thu—6:00pm, 8:00pm

– via Gene Siskel Film Center

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