GRANADA THEATER / Thursday MAY 7 / 7:00PM
(Q&A with Director and Cinematographer)
GRANADA THEATER / Saturday MAY 9 / 6:00PM
(dir. Guy Reid)
2015 / UK+USA / 85min / Documentary Feature
We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. PLANETARY is a poetic and humbling reminder that it’s time to shift our perspective. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us – to remember that: we are PLANETARY.
In a stunning visual exploration, the film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan, with intimate interviews from renowned experts including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space), celebrated environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, to National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lindsey, and Head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school, the 17th Karmapa. They shed new light on the ways our worldview is profoundly affecting life on our planet.
Guy Reid is a director, speaker and photographer who holds a Masters Degree in Leadership in Sustainable Development at Forum for the Future in London, and Bachelors Degree in Eastern Philosophy and Religion at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) with a focus on Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and the relationship between worldview and ecology.
“[The filmmakers] calm, measured words, the Human Suits’ tranquil score, and the film’s steady, even pace almost promote a meditative state—fitting, perhaps, for receiving PLANETARY’s message.” — Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle
Preceded by short film ALL YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS! (dir. Danny Madden)
+ second screening preceded by short film PAPA MACHETE (dir. Jonathan David Kane)