Robert Stone's EARTH DAY opens in Los Angeles on August 21, 2009
EARTH DAYS - A ROBERT STONE FILM
This insightful and stunning film was chosen as the Closing Night Film for 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

EARTH DAYS opens in Los Angeles on Friday, August 21 at the Laemmle's Sunset 5, Laemmle's Monica and the Laemmle Pasadena Playhouse 7.

EARTH DAYS
A ROBERT STONE FILM



EARTH DAYS opens in Los Angeles on August 21, 2009
Laemmle Sunset 5 (West Hollywood)
Laemmle Monica 4 (Santa Monica)
Laemmle Playhouse 7 (Pasadena)


EARTH DAYS synopsis
It is now all the rage in the Age of Al Gore and Obama, but can you remember when everyone in America was not “Going Green”? Visually stunning, vastly entertaining and awe-inspiring, Earth Days looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement—from its post-war rustlings in the 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s incendiary bestseller Silent Spring, to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action.

Earth Days’ secret weapon is a one-two punch of personal testimony and rare archival media. The extraordinary stories of the era’s pioneers—among them Former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall; biologist/Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich; Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand; Apollo Nine astronaut Rusty Schweickart; and renewable energy pioneer Hunter Lovins—are beautifully illustrated with an incredible array of footage from candy-colored Eisenhower–era tableaux to classic tear-jerking 1970s anti-litterbug PSAs. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Robert Stone (Oswald's Ghost, Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst ) Earth Days is both a poetic meditation on humanity’s complex relationship with nature and an
engaging history of the revolutionary achievements—and missed opportunities—of groundbreaking eco-activism.

EARTH DAYS
Running time: 102 minutes
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