If you haven’t already seen Al Gore’s new film, you’re in luck. The best way to see An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is at the Olympia Film Society. The film will be screened one more time this week: Thursday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. Tickets are available 30 minutes prior to showtime at the Capitol Theater, which is located at 206 5th Avenue SE in Olympia.
Why take the time to see Gore’s new film if you are already tracking climate change news? Emily Yoshida of New York Magazine writes that “Gore’s workmanlike methods” transcend a topic that can seem “paralyzingly abstract.” The former vice president presents a future that is “encouraging, and, yes, even a little exciting.”
In the 99-minute film directed by Jon Shenk and Bonnie Cohen, Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes — in moments private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the empowering notion that the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
ALL OUR SOURCES:
- Barber, Megan; 2017. “When the Planet Is Reality Television.” The Atlantic. Posted Aug. 10; accessed Sept. 22.
- Yoshida, Emily; 2017. “An Inconvenient Sequel Is Almost As Fascinating As It Is Depressing.” New York Magazine. Posted Aug. 4; accessed Sept. 22.