The Magnitude of All Things and the short What About Our Future? Offered in collaboration with the Planet in Focus Film Festival — talkback with festival organizers follows the films. Reservations are suggested at chautauquacinema.com
Chautauqua Cinema hosts this special film event to celebrate Chautauqua Institution’s partnership with Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival. Reservations are suggested at chautauquacinema.com.
The Magnitude of All Things synopsis:
When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown. Abbott’s new documentary The Magnitude of All Things draws intimate parallels between the experiences of grief—both personal and planetary. Stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with recollections from the filmmaker’s childhood on Ontario’s Georgian Bay. What do these stories have in common? The answer, surprisingly, is everything.
For the people featured, climate change is not happening in the distant future: it is kicking down the front door. Battles waged, lamentations of loss, and raw testimony coalesce into an extraordinary tapestry, woven together with raw emotion and staggering beauty that transform darkness into light, grief into action.
What About Our Future? synopsis:
An observational documentary that chronicles a group of youth environmental activists who organized the biggest climate strike in Vancouver’s history.