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Saturday, July 2, 2016
Hollywood has not released any climate-themed feature films in 2016. -- BOO! BOO! BUT ''GEOSTORM'' and ''SWEET SPOT IN TIME'' set for release in 2017!
Dear Friends in the Cli-fi Community Worldwide,
Hollywood has not released any climate-themed feature films in 2016. At this time in history, in Anthrocenictechnicolor history, how could this happen?
RE: ''TROUBLE IN TINSELTOWN!'' = not one climate themed movie released in 2016. WTF? The first time in 13 years with NO CLI-FI MOVIE AT ALL. THE ENTIRE YEAR! NADA!
A climate-action friend of mine in the midst of writing an update on ''cli-fi'' films in Hollywood for 2016 for a major publication and it will appear later next week, as scheduled and if not then due to July 4 holidays then later in July, tells me....
.....in his search of the relevant databases (i.e. IMDB) this academic ''cli-fi storm chaser'' friend of mine, PHD, has not found any film released or scheduled for 2016 that makes any meaningful reference to climate change. !!!!
Yes, there's two movies -- ''Geostorm'' and ''A Sweet Spot in Time,''http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3743684/ -- which are scheduled for release in 2017, -- and you might be aware of some late 2015 releases (e.g. see link to imdb link ''Unnatural''), -- but in fact we are not seeing any full-length, fictional cli-fi film from Hollywood or independents like Sundance in 2016.
Does that square with your information?
If so, that means 2016 is the first time ***in 13 years*** that no full-length, fictional film has addressed climate change.
''Sweet Spot in Time'' is the personal journey of a 15-year-old fighting for his generation's future. It shows the world of 2100 - if we fail to act. This dramatic, but scientifically accurate, cli-fi story follows a character that has been separated from his family due to a climate and ecological disaster, and now has to travel inland to find salvation.
''A Sweet Spot in Time'' is the personal journey of a 15-year-old fighting for his generation's future. In an environmental battle that puts his destiny at risk, first-time director and musician Jonah Bryson gives audiences a new look at this controversial issue, and inspires them to act while the hour glass is still trickling sand. Seamlessly woven, is a epic and adventurous tale that shows the world of 2100 - if we fail to act. This dramatic, but scientifically accurate, story follows a character that has been separated from his family due to an ecological disaster, and now has to travel inland to find salvation. The movie leaves audiences hopeful, inspired, and motivated to act. Featuring astronaut Chris Hadfield, oceanographer Sylvia Earle, and musical input by Taylor Swift's band, this is a call to action for today's children to fix the mistakes of the past and save the future of tomorrow. Written by Jonah Bryson