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THe 11th Hour Opens in LA & NY!

August 17, 2007

Check out these great reviews:

New York Times

“To judge from all the gas-guzzlers still fouling the air and the plastic bottles clogging the dumps, it appears that the news that we are killing ourselves and the world with our greed and garbage hasn’t sunk in. That’s one reason “The 11th Hour,” an unnerving, surprisingly affecting documentary about our environmental calamity, is such essential viewing.”

It is our astonishing capacity for hope that distinguishes “The 11thHour” and that speaks so powerfully, in part because it is this all-too-human quality that may finally force us to fight the good fight against the damage we have done and continue to do.”

Los Angeles Times

“The 11th Hour” primarily attempts to describe a critical time in the Earth’s evolution, the last moment we as a species can theoretically make a difference. Through social, economic and political lenses, the film presents a harrowing account of the planet’s current condition, an exploration of the causes and, finally, a look at what can be done in the near future to heal the damage.

The 11th Hour is in these Los Angeles and New York theaters now!
Landmark LA
Arclight Hollywood
New York Sunshine Cinemas
New York Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com 

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Green Day – “The 11th Hour is Really Great”

August 16, 2007

Billie Joe Armstrong says:

Last week, Adrienne and I went to the premiere of “The 11th Hour,” Leonardo DiCaprio’s new documentary film. The movie is really great. You should check it out (it opens in New York and Los
Angeles on Friday the 17th, and in other cities later this month).

“The 11th Hour” is intense. It tells us the truth that nobody wants to hear: that human beings, especially greedy corporate executives and their politician cronies, are responsible for putting our planet in serious danger. If things don’t change soon, life on Earth may not survive. It has to be this generation that breaks the chain between the polluting
corporations and the crooked politicians, this generation that changes its habits so there’s something left for other species and the people who come after us.

There IS hope. We can make changes in our everyday lives, and most of the technology we need to move forward, we already have today. What we really need is the leadership, and the will, to change.

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com

from Joe Costello

Shepard Fairy, Obey Giant and the 11th Hour Action Campaign

August 16, 2007

“I wanted to write a long explanation of why I’m doing this print to help promote the movie the 11th Hour and to generate funds for the 11thhouraction.com. Unfortunately, I’m short on time and so is planet Earth as we know it. Basically the film expands on the Earth crisis explained in an Inconvenient Truth. Global warming, deforestation, pollution, dependence on petroleum, and over -population. The film puts these issues in frightening perspective but also shows there are solutions. Skip the next Rob Sneider movie and to see the 11th Hour and you’ll be both avoiding pollution and educating yourself about it. If you won’t do it for yourself, do it for MY kid! Thanks”

-Shepard

For more from Shepard Fairy visit his site : Obey Giant

(PS: this poster is also FOR SALE on this site!)

Shepard Fairy is the creator of the famous underground icon simply known as Obey Giant, and has been a hero of mine for some time. Obey stickers appear on street corners, stop signs and tshirts around the globe. With this image he has successfully brought this artistic message and experiment in phenomenology to the public sphere … I’m thrilled that he has decided to participate in the 11th Hour Action Campaign and I can’t wait to see these posters and stickers up everywhere in the world and on the web!

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com

from Dana

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Go See the 11th Hour!”

August 15, 2007

The Chili Peppers saw “The 11th Hour” last week and thought it a good and important film! The Chili Peppers have posted this on their website:

Get behind a movie and a movement that means a lot to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Make sure you check out the film 11th Hour which opens in New York and Los Angeles this Friday, August 17th. For more info on showtimes/locations, go here.

Take a few minutes to look through the 11thHourAction site and download 11th Hour banners for your own MySpace pages and to find out how YOU can take action!

Thanks Chili Peppers!

Green Anchors: Green News Anchor WALKS her Talk!

August 14, 2007

 “If I can’t get there on my roller-blades, then I carpool or take the bus.”

People don’t realize how much money they can save by not having a car here in LA, with the intricate bus and rail system. It takes an hour to get there by bus or by car. When it’s necessary I rent a car maybe two-or-three times a month – they even come to my place to pick me up. Last year I spent $700 for the WHOLE YEAR on rental cars – that’s how much most people pay in ONE MONTH for a car. I’m the ultimate poster child for the show I have been anchoring for two years: “Metro Motion.” My news director John Helmore says were Green when Green wasn’t so hot – like it is now! Thanks to The 11th Hour. “Metro Motion” is about public transportation, carpooling and solutions to traffic congestion.

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com

from Tamara

Screening Liberally in NYC

August 14, 2007

roundedbox2.gifGather up your friends in NYC, see the film and get to this event. Screening Liberally and Tree Media Group invite you to an evening with the 11th Hour featuring Thom Hartmann, August 21st, 9 pm at The Tank. We encourage you to see the film and then join Screening Liberally for an evening of discussion and action with Thom Hartmann. Thom is an bestselling author and host of a national daily talk show on Air America radio. He is one of they many experts featured in the 11th Hour and his book “The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight” was an inspiration for Leonardo DiCaprio’s earlier film, Global Warming. Selected clips from the film will be screened and we’ll have 11th Hour giveaways and action items.

RSVP: ScreeningLiberallyRSVP@gmail.com

Screening Liberally presents an evening with the 11th Hour featuring Thom Hartmann
FREE (with suggested donation)
August 21st, 9 pm
The Tank
279 Church Street
Click here for directions

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com

from Brian

11th Hour as a Tool

August 13, 2007

When Nadia, Leo, and I made “The 11th Hour,” we hoped it would give attention to people, issues, and ideas that the mainstream media had ignored for decades. We hoped, the people in the film could use it to advance the causes so many of them have courageously and stubbornly championed for decades.

It’s why I’m so happy in the last few days with how Tzeporah Berman has used the film to bring attention to the destruction of Canada’s forest. People don’t realize that Canada’s ancient forests are important life systems not just for Canada, but for the planet, and we’re cutting them down for junk mail.

So take a look here at the initial press release Tzeporah put out. The paper industry issued a reply the following day, and Forest Ethics has recevied a lot of press attention, here’s an example and some other highlights:

“Logging in Canada alone contributes as much greenhouse-gas emissions every year as all the cars in California,” she said.

Intact forests are carbon storehouses. When logged they release carbon emissions into the air as they degrade, she said.

B.C. forests, where some of the world’s largest and tallest trees grow, hold more carbon per hectare than any other ecosystem on earth, said Berman, a leading figure in the 1993 Clayoquot Sound protests and co-founder of ForestEthics, an environmental group focused on forest protection.”

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com

from Leila Conners Peterson

Diane Wilson

August 13, 2007

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When I did my first hunger strike on a shrimp boat in Texas in l991, a savvy, environmentalist friend said it was the stupidest thing he had ever heard of. Nobody did hunger strikes in Texas. Maybe in California or India, but certainly not Texas. Another thing, he said, an activist never does what her community isn’t ready for. And my little Gulf coast fishing community was not ready for what I was fixing to pull. Still I sat on a Gulf shrimp boat in Lavaca Bay—two strikes against me– until a local shrimper threatened to threw me overboard if I didn’t get off his dang boat.

I had never done a hunger strike before. I was a woman shrimp boat captain. What the heck did I know of civil disobedience? I grew up in the ’60’s, alright, but I wasn’t a flower child. In the 60’s I was a solitary teen who loved the hot Texas bays and spent half my time sitting in the tide. No wonder I loved shrimping. But there comes a time, as it does in most people’s life’s, when the home needs protecting and the line needs drawing, and anybody who doesn’t act, acts at their own peril. It, also, just so happened, that the orthodox route (working inside the box) wasn’t working any more—surprise surprise– and seemed to be taking us where we seem to be headed. In that instance in l991 in Texas, where our small Texas coastal county was headed was a gigantic petrochemical take over by Formosa Plastics, a notorious polyvinyl chloride polluter that had been kicked out of its home base in Taiwan. Now Formosa was coming to Texas. Or Louisiana. Whichever state treated them the best. And Texas was treating them plenty good. So my hunger strike was a desperate, last ditch attempt to save my home bay.

A hunger strike comes from a different place than the head. It comes from the heart. It isn’t a coincidence that all, or most all, of Gandhi’s hunger strikes were decided suddenly. The planning might have taken some time, but the decision to do it came sudden, spontaneously. Gandhi actually counseled some people not to do a hunger strike and it wasn’t because he thought their bodies couldn’t take it or that they were already too skinny, it was because Gandhi, spiritually man that he was, knew that a hunger strike is all about an inner arena. Gandhi called it ‘soul power.’ I didn’t call it nothing back in 199l— but intuitively (knowing as how I knew myself) I knew that if I thought long and hard about that decision on the hunger strike, a rational cold blooded dancer would take a knife to everything I loved and held dear. And what I loved was the bay and the marshes and the birds that flew over and the fish that swim under that water.

So while I had no resources–things like money and people and media support– I did have myself and a belief in a living breathing bay and so I committed myself to a hunger strike that nobody believed in. That first hunger strike succeeded beyond my wildest hopes. Good enough that folk’s figured a bold man must be behind me somewhere.

Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com

by Diane Wilson

11th Hour Review – Grist

August 13, 2007

The environmental webzine Grist has a good review of the 11th Hour. 

If this film gains popular exposure and acceptance, the impetuous to change our society will never be stronger. I’ve been in the streets on this fundamental issue for many years, this may be the thing that brings the soccer moms and senior citizens out there with the us 20-somethings too.

Speaking with Nadia, she philosophized that real change may not happen until this is seen as a human rights movement. Comparing this movement with the civil rights movement, and the amount of social unrest and cohesion which propelled that through the laggard politicians of the day.

This movie is transideological, caring about the quality of life for the future of humanity should never be wrapped up transient and petty politics, religion, or business. When sustainability is not built into these institutions, they do not exist for long on this earth.

Well, perhaps your reading of this review shows someone a little over-enthused on the subject. I contend that watching this movie will give you exactly this empowered sense. As Bill McDonough says we get to imagine what it means to “re-design design itself.” This is really the context of the movie, the path that humanity must walk if our culture is to survive.

 Reposted from www.11thhouraction.com/blog

from Joe Costello

Leading Man Leads a ‘Green Revolution’

August 12, 2007

Top Story on Nightline:

 

” Leonardo DiCaprio says it was years ago when then-Vice President Al Gore took the time to explain to him the phenomenon of global warming and what it means for Earth.

 

“I was terrified, “DiCaprio said. “I think I was terrified, like anyone would be. And I didn’t quite understand the connection that we had as human beings and the fact that we could literally alter our climate in that way.”

 

Now the 32-year-old actor, whose career skyrocketed even as the on-screen Titanic sunk, is a passionate advocate for the environment and saving the planet. His documentary “The 11th Hour,” set for release this week, presents an argument that says, in a nutshell, “Time is running out. You need to listen and believe it.”

 

See the rest of the story here: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=3466584&page=1