Local Sierra Club to host Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Before The Flood” Saturday, Feb. 11

Before The Flood

 

The Sierra Club Leopold Group will host two screening of “Before The Flood” at 2 pm and 7:30 pm this Saturday Feb. 11 at the Orpheum about the perils of climate change. The movie is free or by donation of $5 to defray costs.

Why You Should Come
One issue that eclipses all others in scope and impact is global climate change. Even with everything else that is crying out for our response, we cannot afford to let this danger fall out of our awareness, our passionate concern, and our action plans.
This riveting new film from three Academy Award winners – Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, and Fisher Stevens – is about the climate perils we face, and more importantly, what you can do about them. You may feel that you already understand the basic threats, or you may be uneasy with the sense of powerlessness that can result from contemplating a problem this monumental. But the Sierra Club’s Leopold Group and 350-Southeast Iowa urge you to take a fresh look at this issue now, through the lens of this dramatic and inspiring film.
What this Film is Like
In DiCaprio’s words, “I didn’t want the film to scare people, or present them with statistics and facts that they already know, but to focus on what can and must be done immediately so that we can leave our planet a livable home for future generations. We are quickly running out of time… Our goal was for audiences to be informed and inspired to take action, to stand up and do their part to act as stewards for our shared planet.” 
The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Actic, speaking to scientists, technologists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.
What Others Are Saying
Departing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon: “Climate change is the single greatest threat to a sustainable future but, at the same time, addressing the climate challenge presents a golden opportunity to promote prosperity, security and a brighter future for all.”
After the Film
After each screening, the sponsors will make a very brief presentation about actions we can take here and now, and plans for the coming People’s Climate March in D.C. and regionally on April 29.
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