Part of The Loft Cinema’s Social Justice Summer, a FREE weekly series pairing films exploring important issues with talkbacks led by community experts. Wednesday nights in June and July (kicking off on May 31st) at 7:30pm. All screenings will take place at The Global Justice Center, 225 E. 26th Street, Tucson, AZ, 85713.
Featuring a post-film discussion with Dr. Melanie Lenart, environmental scientist and writer specializing in climate change. Dr. Lenart is affiliated with Tohono O’odham Community College, where she is a faculty member in science and agriculture, often leading hands-on courses that involve harvesting water or planting edible trees and food.
French actress and director Mélanie Laurent (star of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds), became increasingly aware, shortly after having her first child, of several leading scientists reports stating that man’s environmental impact on the planet had reached a critical stage, which could threaten human life as we know it.
“This playfully made exposé should be required viewing for anyone wondering what they could do to pitch in and save the planet.” – Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
Conscious of the kind of world her son would grow up in, Laurent teamed up with activist Cyril Dion to make Tomorrow, a documentary about our environmental and social challenges. The film’s goal is not to frighten — though the facts are sobering — but to inspire; to go beyond the disaster scenarios, and share concrete solutions as implemented by hundreds of communities around the world. Traveling to ten countries, from the urban farms of Detroit to an English town that mints its own David Bowie currency to encourage local spending, from a completely sustainable village in southern India to the progressive schools of Finland, Laurent and her colleagues introduce viewers to people making a difference in the fields of food, energy, finance, democracy, and education. Their shared ideas and examples make Tomorrow one of the most essential and unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences of the year. Winner of the 2016 César Award for Best Documentary! (Dir. by Mélanie Laurent & Cyril Dion, 2016, France, in English/French/Finnish with English subtitles, 118 mins., Not Rated)