This screening is sold out.В
Presented with World Wildlife Fund
Join us for the Washington, D.C. premiere of PLANETARY, a stunning visual portrait of our planet, followed by a reception with a Planetary Experience and celebration of Earth Hour, a global annual event created by WWF advocating protection of earth and its climate.
We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten theВ undeniable truth that everything is connected. A provocative andВ breathtaking wakeup call, PLANETARY is a cross-continental cinematicВ journey that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species.В A poetic and humbling reminder that it’s time to shift our perspective, theВ film asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship withВ ourselves, each other and the world around us. In a stunning visualВ exploration, the film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo missions withВ visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and theВ cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan. IntimateВ interviews with renowned experts include astronauts Ron Garan and MaeВ Jemison (the first African American woman in space), celebratedВ environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner BarryВ Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, National Geographic ExplorerВ Elizabeth Lindsey, and Head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school, the 17thВ Karmapa. They shed new light on the ways our worldview is profoundlyВ affecting life on our planet. Directed by Guy Reid. Written and edited byВ Steve Watts Kennedy. Produced by Christoph Ferstad, Guy Reid and SteveВ Watts Kennedy. Executive Producers: Paul Hawken and Stephen Apkon.В Featuring contributions from astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison andВ an original score by Human Suits. The debut feature from PlanetaryВ Collective in association with Reconsider.
5:30 p.m. Film screening, followed by discussion with filmmakers and select subjects of the film
7:45 p.m. вЂ“ 10:00 p.m. Planetary Experience reception, including anВ 8:30 вЂ“ 9:30 p.m. Earth Hour* celebration with World Wildlife Fund
Saturday, March 28
Tickets, $15. Reservations required.В This screening is sold out.
National Geographic Society, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St., NW (Metro: Farragut North)
*Earth Hour is a rolling 24-hour symbolic global event where lights are turned off or dimmed from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time. After the screening, EFF will join millions of people in more than 7,000 cities and 162 countries and territories worldwide by observing Earth Hour, a global show of solidarity andВ support for protection of earth.