Are we living in the ‘Age of Stupid’? It’s quite possible. Check out ‘The Age of Stupid’ film from the UK, screening at the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) that kicks off November 27, 2009 in Vancouver.

‘The Age of Stupid’ is a documentary-drama-animation hybrid starring Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, Brassed Off, The Usual Suspects) as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055.  He watches ‘archive’ footage from 2008 and asks: Why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?  By 2055 runaway climate change has ravaged the planet. Pete plays the founder of The Global Archive, a storage facility located in the (now melted) Arctic, preserving all of humanity’s achievements in the hope that the planet might one day be habitable again. He pulls together clips of archive news and documentary from 1950-2008 and focuses on six human stories that help explain what went wrong and why.

‘The Age of Stupid’ will show Friday, November 27 at 8:50 pm at Pacific Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver.

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