The Age of Stupid had its premiere last night in the UK and, as was befitting a movie about global warming, attendees of the event arrived by green means including solar-powered car, bicycles, rickshaw and Tesla Roadster. Such was the concern for the modes of transportation used that guests were specifically asked not to fly in for the screening. The movie was shown in a solar-powered cinema tent and beamed to 64 theaters across the UK via satellite as organizers hoped to host, not only the greenest movie premiere, but also the largest.

The drama-documentary-animation was filmed over 4 years in 7 countries and is set in 2055. It features Peter Postlethwaite as an old man living alone in a devastated world looking back at our present time and asking why we didn't do anything to stop climate change when we had the opportunity. Profits from ticket sales are going to the Not Stupid climate campaign which aims to turn millions into climate activists to put pressure on decision makers at the UN Climate Summit being held this coming December. The Age of Stupid will be released in the UK March 20th while us blokes on the American side of the pond must wait until April 9th. Hit the jump for Channel 4 coverage of the premiere as well as an official trailer. Thanks to Anthony for the tip!

[Source: Age of Stupid / Channel 4 / Associated Press]





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