Friday, March 8, 6pm
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky and Nicholas de Pencier
In English, and in Russian, Italian, German, Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles.
Rated PG: coarse language
In their third collaboration, Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky and Nicholas de Pencier team up to explore industrialization and contemplate humanity’s impact on the planet. Narrated by Alicia Vikander, this Canadian documentary spans six continents and 20 countries, capturing alarming evidence of mankind’s never-ending quest for dominance over the natural world in this current geological age.
“...ANTHROPOCENE URGENTLY USES THE VISUAL POWER OF CINEMA TO REMIND AUDIENCES THAT THE EARTH’S BEAUTY ISN’T THEIRS FOR THE TAKING.”
-Pat Mullen, POV
“...THE IMAGES THEY CAPTURE ARE STUNNING AND DAMNING IN EQUAL MEASURE.”
-Andrew Parker, The Gate
“STUNNINGLY, EVEN HYPNOTICALLY SHOT – FROM THE WORLD’S LARGEST LANDFILL IN KENYA, TO THE MOST POLLUTED CITY IN RUSSIA TO TONS OF TUSKS REPRESENTING 10,000 DEAD ELEPHANTS. A HARD DOC TO WALK AWAY FROM UNAFFECTED.”
-Jim Slotek, Original Cin
Nominee for Best Canadian Film at the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2018
Nominee for Best Canadian Documentary at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2018
More awards available at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8399690/awards?ref_=tt_awd