Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series: 2040
Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Doors 6:00 PM | at the Greenville Drive-In
// Suggested donation $15 per car //
at the Greenville Drive-In
10700 NY-32, Greenville, NY 12083
With an opening short film from ALL ARTS’ Climate Artists
Doors at 6:00 PM
Screening at 7:00 PM
This event is free, with a suggested donation of $15 at the box office or made online to help sustain Basilica Hudson and support filmmakers. Capacity is limited to 125 cars, first come first serve.
Drawing on the best minds from around the world to focus on climate, economics, technology, civil society, agriculture and sustainability, 2040 maps out a pathway for change that can lead us to a more ecologically sustainable and equitable future.
Motivated by his 4-year-old daughter and concern for the planet she will inherit, Damon Gameau embarks on a global journey to meet the innovators and change makers pioneering the best solutions already available to us today to improve the health of our planet and societies. Inspired by these discoveries and guided by the many children he consults with along the way, Damon interweaves dramatic sequences and high-end visual effects to conjure a positive portrait of what ‘could be’ instead of the current dystopian future we are so often presented.
Aimed at a broad audience that includes children and their parents, serious information is delivered with irreverence and humor. Experts are shrunk into scenes to emphasize a point, animation makes the invisible visible and visual effects show how scaling these solutions by 2040 will positively impact our lives and our planet. This rich visual approach combined with the structure of an intimate letter to a daughter from her father allows for lightness and cheekiness, ensuring the film is both entertaining and educational, with the end goal being to inspire action and change.
The film will begin with an introductory short film from ALL ARTS’ series Climate Artists. Follow teen poets, an arctic composer, garden dancers, ice painters, and a deep sea sculptor in a cinematic series that tells the story of climate change, while engaging the senses and sparking urgency and compassion on a uniquely human level. Presented by ALL ARTS and Peril and Promise, in partnership with The Climate Museum.
ABOUT THE BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES
This screening is part of Basilica Hudson’s Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series, which explores the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors. Despite the fact that Basilica Hudson has closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, we remain committed to bringing independent film to the Hudson Valley. Basilica Hudson is thrilled to partner with the Greenville Drive-In to move the Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series OUTDOORS.
Now in its ninth year, Basilica’s film program has displayed a long-standing commitment to bringing independent and innovative voices in film to the Hudson waterfront, through new and repertory film and video art, often with filmmakers and special guests in conversation.
This free screening is made possible by Leigh and Dwight of the Greenville Drive-in and our partners at ALL ARTS. Basilica Hudson’s Film and Media program is generously supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Alexander & Marjorie Hover Foundation.