Greens Promote New Film 'The Age of Stupid'

Sitting through previews at the Regal Theatres in Manassas, I saw an advertisement for their Fathom Events, one-time events at movie theaters. They were promoting the premiere of a new British global-warming film on Monday, September 21 called "The Age of Stupid," sponsored by MoveOn and Greenpeace. The film will be simulcast from a solar tent in downtown New York to over 440 movie theatres across America.

As usual in liberal-ese, "The Age of Stupid" is our age, in which someone still allows the obstacles of conservative activism and a fraction of a free market. The film is radical enough that The New York Times raved it was "a much sterner and more alarming polemic than An Inconvenient Truth." Here’s some of their promotional lingo:

Will people in the future call our time the age of stupid? Or will humanity find a solution to the world’s most urgent problem? You decide!

Join audiences in movie theatres nationwide for a one-night event featuring a celebrity-studded live "green carpet" pre-show, the debut of the acclaimed docudrama "The Age of Stupid," and a live panel discussion with some of the world’s pre-eminent thought leaders. Come and be inspired to take action on the world's most pressing problem – climate change.

As one might expect, humans from the Horrific Future look back and wonder how we could be so stupid as to doubt the Greens:

This acclaimed docudrama stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite – This special night will feature the premiere of the acclaimed docudrama The Age of Stupid, starring Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance? By exploring the personal stories of 7 individuals from around the world – a US Shell Oil employee, a 23-year-old African woman, an Indian entrepreneur, two Iraqi children – discover the local impact of this global issue.

The film will be followed by singers, actors and other "thought leaders" in a panel discussion:

Join these thought leaders as they discuss LIVE via satellite the challenges we face and how we might overcome them: Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, Ed Milliband, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Pete Postlethwaite, Oscar nominee and star of The Age of Stupid, Gillian Anderson, award-winning actress, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, and other leading thinkers, celebrities, and political figures from around the world.

Yorke will sing his song "Reckoner" from an undisclosed location. They also promise appearances by the "artist" known as Moby and the actress Heather Graham. You can even "See guests arrive in style on the 'green carpet' by bicycle, solar car, rickshaw, chip fat car, sailboats and other low carbon methods."

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis