Sunday, 24 June 2012

Another global warming scare movie

Another global warming scare film is touring US film festivals

Family upheaval and environmental destruction mirror each other in the film Future Weather, a drama about three generations of women, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is now screening at other film festivals.
Set in a rural Midwestern community, the film tells the story of 13-year-old Lauduree, a young science student played by Perla Haney-Jardine.

Despite encouragement from her teacher, played by Lili Taylor, and a growing friendship with a classmate, Lauduree’s anxiety about the Earth’s prospects for survival and her own, only grow.

“What do you think the future’s going to look like, tropical paradise?” she yells in one scene.

“You think it’s going to be nice and warm? Hell, there’s not going to be any food! Welcome to my future.”

New Yorker magazine story about global warming inspired the script, said writer-director Jenny Deller. Environmental issues, she said, “are about home. There was really an intuitive connection between this issue and this kid’s situation being abandoned. Her world was very shaken up. It was the equivalent of having an earthquake or some sort of natural disaster.”

Deller worked on the film for six years, raising funds through family and friends, and with grants for science-themed popular entertainment.

Six wasted years working on a film which, based on the description in the Voice of America article, unintentionally describes what happens to a teenager who has been brainwashed by a warmist science teacher!

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