Former vice president’s documentary coming to CU
Tonight the International Film Series will screen Al Gore’s summer movie “An Inconvenient Truth” twice in Muenzinger Auditorium at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
A discussion panel will immediately follow the 7 p.m. screening with speakers from the City of Boulder Climate Action Plan, CoPIRG and the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research.
This screening is a part of Sundance Institute Art House Project. This year, the International Film Series was selected to be one of 14 other theatres to screen 25 movies originally viewed at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
The movie first premiered at the film festival last January and since has been shown nationwide.
“The movie was very well attended by older people this summer in Boulder; however, the movie has very pressing information that needs to be acted upon by younger viewers,” said International Film Series Director Pablo Kjolseth.
“We want to make sure kids and students see this movie and hope that they will see this screening because it’s cheaper and closer to campus,” Kjolseth said.
The movie is essentially a global warming slide show narrated by former Vice President Gore presenting scientific data that supports the theory of global warming.
“An Inconvenient Truth” looks at scientific data forewarning the possible effects of global warming. Stressing that the threat of global warming needs to be addressed now rather than later, Gore supports his argument by outlining the important steps everyone must take to avoid this impending catastrophe.
“I think it’s good this movie will be on campus because it’s been publicized and seen nationwide and has relevant information that has been on the public conscience that students will find interesting,” said sophomore film studies major Kyle Banowsky.
The panel discussion after the movie will further stress the message of the film. Co-sponsored by the Center for Scientific and Technology Policy Research and CoPIRG’s Campus Climate Challenge it will offer students a chance to ask questions the movie may have brought up and also be an active part of the discussion.
Admission for the movie is $5 general and $4 with a student ID. For more information call 303-492-1531.