Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, 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

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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.”

"Anthropocene is visually stunning and it delivers an earnest warning about humanity’s future. Extras include a featurette with actor Edward Norton discussing Burtynsky’s photography. Recommended."



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
Goldtown 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
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
Time & Space Limited Hudson 1569470400September 26 - October 6, 2019
IFC Center New York 1569470400September 26 - October 10, 2019


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