Go see “The 11th Hour” this Weekend in San Francisco, Chicago and Boston

This just in from John Knox, Executive Director of the Earth Island Institute:

I wanted to add my enthusiastic recommendation that you go out and see Leonardo DiCaprio’s new film The 11th Hour, opening in San Francisco this Friday at the Embarcadero Cinema (call theatre at 415-267-4893 for exact times). If you haven’t heard much about the film, here’s the Warner Brothers site, complete with trailer: http://wip.warnerbros.com/11thhour/?dates=true.

This important film has been compared to Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth, but it goes on to link together the many threats to a sustainable world that we currently face. Directed by our friends Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners of Tree Media Group, in collaboration with DiCaprio, the film features many of the most important voices today for understanding the full spectrum of both the threats that we face and the solutions that we need.

>> GO SEE IT THIS WEEKEND. For this film to get traction, Warner Brothers needs to see that it has an audience. Please consider going this weekend, to help generate the buzz needed for wider distribution.

Here’s the recent SF Chronicle review with more discussion of the film: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/21/DDORRKOVD.DTL&type=movies.

>> GO TO 11TH HOUR ACTION DAY THIS SATURDAY. Earth Island’s newest project, Bay Localize, is working with Green City Gallery in Berkeley to present a day of local solutions to the problems discussed in the film. See the event information immediately below.

See Leonardo’s New Film, Come to the 11th Hour Action Day, Aug. 25!

Get Informed on the Issues, Get Active around Solutions to Heal Our World


Dear friends,

The hour is fast approaching when Leonardo DiCaprio’s long-anticipated new film “The 11th Hour” opens in theaters. Through multiple lenses, the film presents a harrowing account of the planet’s current condition, an exploration of the causes and, finally, a look at what can be done to heal the damage.

On Saturday, August 25th, come to the Green City Gallery anytime from 11am to 6pm for “The 11th Hour Action Day” to hear various experts from the film and local community leaders on how we can solve critical issues that face us today and how you can take action! The Gallery is located at 1950 Shattuck Ave @ Berkeley Way (2 blocks north of Downtown Berkeley BART).

Please attend the opening week screenings of the film in San Francisco Embarcadero Center Theatre starting this weekend (call theatre at 415-267-4893 for exact times), and then join us again Saturday night in Berkeley at 9:30 pm for The 11th Hour After Party with DJ music, refreshments, and conscious community.

More About The 11th Hour Film:Leila Conners Petersen & Nadia Conners from Tree Media directed this stunning film, which showcases an impressive lineup of environmental gurus and stars. The film debuted at Cannes to much paparazzi and fanfare.

The 11th Hour opens in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Boston and many other cities on August 24. Bring your friends and go see the film in the 1st hour on opening weekend. Check out the engaging movie web site and social action campaign at http://www.11thhouraction.com.

Here’s an excerpt from a review of the film in The New York Times: “To judge from all the gas-guzzlers still fouling the air and the plastic bottles clogging the dumps, it appears that the news that we are killing ourselves and the world with our greed and garbage hasn’t sunk in. That’s one reason “The 11th Hour,” an unnerving, surprisingly affecting documentary about our environmental calamity, is such essential viewing. It is our astonishing capacity for hope that distinguishes “The 11th Hour” and that speaks so powerfully, in part because it is this all-too-human quality that may finally force us to fight the good fight against the damage we have done and continue to do.”


1 Response to “Go see “The 11th Hour” this Weekend in San Francisco, Chicago and Boston”

  1. 1 patrick May 27, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    11th Hour has an especially interesting special feature, “Nature’s Operating Instructions” … apparently there is some amazing technology built into nature, a lot there that we should use as a model for our own technology

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