15 March - Age of Stupid Screening at Odeon



Epochal, mind-changing environmental documentary movie "The Age of Stupid" premieres nationally on Sunday 15 March. Wimbledon Odeon has booked the film into its largest screen for a showing from 5:30pm on that day only. A live video link from the national premiere in Leicester Square will link over 60 screening Odeons, for Q&A afterwards with director Franny Armstrong & producer Lizzie Gillett.

Getting great reviews from unlikely sources ( - even 'The Sun' ran a full page of praise recently !), 'The Age of Stupid' looks back from 2055, at the world in 2008. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite plays an archivist, looking back at video clips of individuals around the world in our time, struggling to come to terms with climate change. Engaging, heart-warming & inspiring, with real life stories, "The Age of Stupid" is described by The Economist as 'knocking spots off Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth'".

Four years in the making, and shot on the skinniest of shoe-string budgets, "Stupid" is a stupendous piece of film-making. I'll declare an interest. I saw the movie at Kingsnorth Climate Camp, & was so impressed that I volunteered to help with post-production work.

Once there's been a paid-for screening on 15 March, Wimbledon Odeon general manager Richard East does not rule out a free screening there at a later date, as happened for Al Gore's movie. So it's up to Merton environmentalists to stump up