Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sundance Films: Earth Days

Title: Earth Days
Director: Robert Stone
Website: No website provided
Potential Major Release Date: No release date announced beyond Sundance

Summary: Robert Stone's absorbing documentary revisits that April day in 1970 when 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day, a far-reaching call to action that helped to forge the modern environmental movement. Amazing archival footage combines with in-depth profiles of nine key players in the movement to chart the growth of the public's understanding of the environmental crisis. The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Thoughts: Sigh. Another year, another environmentalist documentary. I’ll be honest, I’m writing this off unless I hear or see something unique that it'll bring to the table. Unfortunately, there is no trailer and judging by the plot summary it doesn’t sound like a clever film. I’ve been wrong before, but at the moment, my interest level is quite low. Sorry tree huggers.

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