Wednesday, 11 March 2009

THE AGE OF STUPID - new drama film on climate change

To: News media covering Kent and Medway

From: Steve Dawe, Press Officer - KENT GREEN PARTY

Press Release - for immediate release

NB - Possibly suitable for culture news pages

new film on the long-term effects of climate change on the UK, starring Pete Postlethwaite

Three Green Party general elections candidates from West Kent are to attend the premier of the world's latest film on climate change at Tunbridge Wells - the ony premiere of the film in Kent and Medway. The Age of Stupid[1], starring Pete Postlethwaite is being premiered at 64 cinemas across the UK on 15th March in the world's first "People's Premiere"[2]. Green Party general election candidates for Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Maidstone will be attending the Tunbridge Wells premiere and will available to answer questions on climate change outside the Odeon before the film.

Hazel Dawe, Green Party general election candidate for Tunbridge Wells: "This film should become a rallying cry for action against climate change. The impacts of runaway climate change are truly frightening and must be avoided at all costs. Sadly our government simply haven't understood the urgency or depth of the problem."

Steve Dawe, Green Party general election candidate for Tonbridge and Malling: "This is one of those films that everyone should see. The need for action against climate change at every level, from individuals to government, is urgent and essential."

Stuart Jeffery, Green Party general election candidate for Maidstone and the Weald: "Let us hope that the film helps spur people into action to tackle climate change. There is very little time left to make the dramatic changes required to tackle the crisis - I hope that politicians across the world take note of the seriousness of the message."

Steve or Hazel Dawe on 01732 355185 or mobiles 07747 036192 or 079444 71083 respectively, or Stuart Jeffery on 07970 436029.

1.The Age of Stupid is the new four-year epic from McLibel director Franny Armstrong. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?


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