10 Films About Climate Change To See This Fall In New England

10 Films About Climate Change To See This Fall In New England

Given the gravity with which scientists talk about climate change, it’s surprising we’re not flooded with more overt movie references. Instead, climate change remains veiled in metaphor, set in histrionic futures, the phrase itself rarely uttered or connected directly to plot. The New York Times even reported on Hollywood’s reluctance to embrace positive fictional stories about human adaptation to climate crisis. Documentaries have been doing the heavier lifting in terms of investigating climate change. Al Gore’s dull “An Inconvenient Truth” felt dated in 2006, but it has served as an effective cultural touchstone. Not until 2012’s cavalcade of calving glaciers, “Chasing Ice,” did another climate change film get so much buzz. In ‘Who Takes The Weight,’ Artist Faheem Majeed Considers Community And The Role Of Institutions And now, here we are, the Amazon ablaze and the UN Climate Action Summit slated for the end of September. Because movies have always helped humans process complex circumstances, from the scientific to the psychological or political, I decided to seek out (with help from several local film festival and art house programmers) the climate change films screening locally this fall. It turns out New England will have a strong showing of films […]

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