The 27th International Festival for Environmental Film runs from November 18 – 24 at La Pagode, the left bank’s famed artsy cinema house. Thirty-six countries are represented with 104 films, so there should be something to suit every eco-leaning movie lover’s taste. The HiP Paris crew has selected a few highlights that will be screened in English.
* Food Inc. – The film crew will be present Friday and Saturday to comment following the projection of Food, Inc., Robert Kenner’s amazing eye opening documentary about the food industry in the U.S. Michael Pollan (of The Omnivore’s Dilemma fame) and Eric Schlosser participated in the film along with the convivial farmer Joel Salatin. Highly recommended. Friday Nov 20 at 6:30 pm, and Saturday November 21 at 11 am.
* Addicted to Plastic focuses on the pollution resulting from the numerous and indispensable roles plastic has taken on over the past century and attempts to propose alternatives to this ubiquitous material. It includes two excursions to the swirling plastic detritus that has formed its own land masses in the Pacific ocean.
* Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite stars in the futuristic The Age of Stupid in which an old man in year 2055 looks back onto images of destruction filmed in 2007 and asks the heartbreaking question: “Why didn’t we stop climate change while we still could?”
Which begs the question: Why didn’t you go to the Environmental Film Festival while you still could?
All films are free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check the program to confirm which films will be screened in English. Tickets must be collected 30 minutes before show time. For more information and a full list of the screenings, click here.
La Pagode, 57 bis rue de Babylone, 75007. Metro: St Francois Xavier, Vaneau, or with a bit of a walk, Sevres Babylone