Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky

Year: 2019
Running Time: 87
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Country: Canada
Language: English, Russian, Italian, German, Mandarin, cantonese
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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Cast
Alicia Vikander

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Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky


Kino Lorber, in partnership with Kanopy, is proud to be bringing Anthropocene: The Human Epoch to theaters across the U.S. for a nationwide screening event on September 25, coinciding with the U.N. Climate Action Summit.

A stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a years-in-the-making feature documentary from the award-winning team behind Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013) and narrated by Alicia Vikander. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, argue that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.

From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and massive marble quarries in Carrara, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using state of the art camera techniques to document the evidence and experience of human planetary domination. At the intersection of art and science, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch witnesses a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species's breadth and impact.

Reviews

Astonishment. Pure, lurid, ravishing, genuine astonishment. That is Anthropocene: The Human Epoch.”

“To say that there are no easy answers to planetary woes is to state the obvious. But the film seeks to reveal rather than lecture, in the hope that our eyes will convince our brains to act before it's too late.”

“Its cinematography and passion for our planet make a strong case for your attention.”



Awards

  • Best Cinematography, Best Science/Nature Documentary, Best Narration (nominations) – Critics' Choices Documentary Awards

  • Best Documentary, Best Cinematography – Canadian Screen Awards

  • Best Documentary Cinematography – Canadian Society of Cinematographers

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

  • Official Selection – Berlin International Film Festival

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Nantucket Dreamland Nantucket 1574830800November 27 - November 28, 2019
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 1574398800November 22 - November 28, 2019
Lake Worth Playhouse Lake Worth 1573794000November 15 - November 21, 2019
Nevada Theatre Nevada City 1573362000November 10, 2019
Gold Town Nickelodeon Juneau 1571976000October 25 - October 31, 2019
Minor Theatre Arcata 1571371200October 18 - October 24, 2019
Real Art Ways Hartford 1571371200October 18 - October 24, 2019
Savoy Theatre Montpelier 1571371200October 18 - October 19, 2019
Flint Institute of Arts Flint 1571284800October 17 - October 20, 2019
cinema-worcester Worcester 1570766400October 11, 2019
Portland Museum of Art Portland 1570766400October 11 - October 13, 2019
Roxy Theater Missoula Missoula 1570680000October 10, 2019
American Conservation Film Festival Shepherdstown 1570334400October 6, 2019
Pickford Center Limelight Bellingham 1570248000October 5, 2019
Speed Art Museum Louisville 1570161600October 4 - October 6, 2019
Chesapeake Film Festival Easton 1570161600October 4 - October 8, 2019
Jacob Burns Film Center Pleasantville 1570161600October 4 - October 10, 2019
Belcourt Theatre Nashville 1570161600October 4 - October 8, 2019
Austin Film Society Austin 1570161600October 4 - October 10, 2019
Castro Theatre San Francisco 1569729600September 29, 2019
American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre Los Angeles 1569556800September 27, 2019
Homer Theatre Homer 1569470400September 26, 2019
Honolulu Museum of Art Honolulu 1569470400September 26 - September 29, 2019
21c Museum Hotel Lexington Lexington 1569470400September 26, 2019
21c Museum Hotel Durham Durham 1569470400September 26, 2019
Time & Space Limited Hudson 1569470400September 26 - October 6, 2019
IFC Center New York 1569470400September 26 - October 10, 2019
Bear Tooth Theatre Anchorage 1569384000September 25, 2019
The Loft Cinema Tucson 1569384000September 25, 2019
The Loft Cinema Tucson 1569384000September 25, 2019
The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern & Tea Room Arcata 1569384000September 25, 2019
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas Berkeley 1569384000September 25, 2019
Laemmle Claremont 5 Claremont 1569384000September 25, 2019
Century 20 Daly City and XD Daly City 1569384000September 25, 2019
Century Folsom 14 Folsom 1569384000September 25, 2019
Laemmle Glendale Glendale 1569384000September 25, 2019
Century Huntington Beach and XD Huntington Beach 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark 22 + IMAX Lancaster 1569384000September 25, 2019
Laemmle Fine Arts Los Angeles 1569384000September 25, 2019
Laemmle Monica Film Center Los Angeles 1569384000September 25, 2019
Milpitas Great Mall 20 + XD Milpitas 1569384000September 25, 2019
Osio Cinema Monterey 1569384000September 25, 2019
Century Cinema 16 Mountain View 1569384000September 25, 2019
Century Stadium 25 and XD Orange 1569384000September 25, 2019
Laemmle Playhouse 7 Pasadena 1569384000September 25, 2019
Arena Theater Point Arena 1569384000September 25, 2019
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Century Arden 14 and XD Sacramento 1569384000September 25, 2019
San Francisco Green Film Festival San Francisco 1569384000September 25, 2019
Smith Rafael Film Center San Rafael 1569384000September 25, 2019
Landmark Nickelodeon Santa Cruz 1569384000September 25, 2019
International Film Series - Univ of Colorado, Boulder Boulder 1569384000September 25, 2019
Century Boulder Boulder 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD Colorado Springs 1569384000September 25, 2019
Sie Film Center Denver 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark Fort Collins Fort Collins 1569384000September 25, 2019
Century 16 Bel Mar + XD Lakewood 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark North Haven + XD North Haven 1569384000September 25, 2019
Landmark West End Cinema Washington 1569384000September 25, 2019
Penn Cinema Wilmington 1569384000September 25, 2019
Miami Dade College Tower Theater Miami 1569384000September 25, 2019
Plaza Theatre Atlanta 1569384000September 25, 2019
Century 20 Jordan Creek and XD West Des Moines 1569384000September 25, 2019
Art Theatre Champaign 1569384000September 25, 2019
Century 12 Evanston / CinéArts 6 and XD Evanston 1569384000September 25, 2019
Wilmette Theatre Wilmette 1569384000September 25, 2019
Speed Art Museum Louisville 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD Louisville 1569384000September 25, 2019
Brattle Theatre Cambridge 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark At Hampshire Mall and XD Hadley 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark Towson + XD Towson 1569384000September 25, 2019
The Gem Bethel 1569384000September 25, 2019
Michigan Theater Ann Arbor 1569384000September 25, 2019
Ann Arbor 20 IMAX Ypsilanti 1569384000September 25, 2019
MSP Film Society's St. Anthony Main Theatre Minneapolis 1569384000September 25, 2019
21c Museum Hotel Kansas City Kansas City 1569384000September 25, 2019
Chelsea Theater Chapel Hill 1569384000September 25, 2019
Aperture Cinema Winston Salem 1569384000September 25, 2019
Century Rio 24 Plex and XD Albuquerque 1569384000September 25, 2019
Center For Contemporary Arts Santa Fe 1569384000September 25, 2019
Century 16 Santa Fe Station and XD Las Vegas 1569384000September 25, 2019
Century Riverside 12 Reno 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cornell Cinema Ithaca 1569384000September 25, 2019
IFC Center New York 1569384000September 25, 2019
Upstate Films Rhinebeck Rhinebeck 1569384000September 25, 2019
Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers Yonkers 1569384000September 25, 2019
Nightlight Cinema Akron 1569384000September 25, 2019
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati Cincinnati 1569384000September 25, 2019
Gateway Film Center Columbus 1569384000September 25, 2019
Milford 16 Milford 1569384000September 25, 2019
Valley View 24 + XD Valley View 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark Tinseltown and XD Oklahoma City 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark Tulsa IMAX Tulsa 1569384000September 25, 2019
Bijou Art Cinemas (Eugene, OR) Eugene 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark Tinseltown USA Medford 1569384000September 25, 2019
Century Clackamas Town Center + XD Portland 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark Monroeville Mall and XD Monroeville 1569384000September 25, 2019
Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival / Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia 1569384000September 25, 2019
Carnegie Science Center Pittsburgh 1569384000September 25, 2019
Regent Square Theater Pittsburgh 1569384000September 25, 2019
Belcourt Theatre Nashville 1569384000September 25, 2019
Austin Film Society Austin 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark Movies 18 and XD College Station 1569384000September 25, 2019
Texas Theatre Dallas 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark 14 Denton 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark 20 and XD El Paso 1569384000September 25, 2019
Ridgmar Mall 13 + XD Fort Worth 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark 16 + XD Harlingen 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark Memorial City Houston 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark 20 and XD Pflugerville 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark West Plano 20 + XD Plano 1569384000September 25, 2019
Legacy 24 + XD Plano 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark 17 and XD The Woodlands 1569384000September 25, 2019
Park City Film Series Park City 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark 24 Jordan Landing and XD West Jordan 1569384000September 25, 2019
Naro Expanded Cinema Norfolk 1569384000September 25, 2019
Vermont International Film Festival Burlington 1569384000September 25, 2019
Cinemark Lincoln Square Bellevue 1569384000September 25, 2019
Liberty Theatre Camas 1569384000September 25, 2019
Century Federal Way & XD Federal Way 1569384000September 25, 2019
Firehouse Theater Kingston 1569384000September 25, 2019
Century Olympia Olympia 1569384000September 25, 2019
SIFF Cinema Uptown Seattle 1569384000September 25, 2019
Grand Cinema Tacoma Tacoma 1569384000September 25, 2019
The Barnyard Winthrop 1569384000September 25, 2019
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Marquee Theater, Union South) Madison 1569384000September 25, 2019
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Union Theatre) Milwaukee 1569384000September 25, 2019
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus 1567051200August 29 - August 30, 2019


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