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Al Gore In Conversation + An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power

Friday 11th August

7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Screen 1

Director: Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk

Starring: Al Gore

Rating: PG

USA 2017, 140mins

Ten years after his original Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore remains deeply committed to publicising the oncoming perils of climate change and, as this movie demonstrates, doing something practical about it.

Taking over from original director Davis Guggenheim, directors Bonnie Cohen and Jon Shenk follow Gore as he travels the globe tutoring eco-activists as well as demonstrating to his global warming-denying critics that his original, dour predictions are already proving correct – Miami Beach’s regular floods, Hurricane Sandy putting Manhattan’s Ground Zero underwater, anybody?

Footage of Barack Obama and Donald Trump’s efforts conversely to address and refute the fact of climate change are equally chilling, which is ironic considering that the fifteen hottest years on record have occurred since 2001. Sobering and heartening in equal measure.

The film will be preceded by a live satellite Q&A with Al Gore.