The Age of Stupid imagines the world in 2055, devastated by the disastrous effects of climate change. Humanity’s sole survivor (Pete Postlethwaite) takes refuge in an Arctic storage facility, compiling archive footage from 1950-2008 to discover what went wrong. Director Fanny Armstrong presents a fascinating mosaic of people whose lives have been deeply affected by global warming, including a Hurricane Katrina survivor, an elderly French mountain guide, and an 8-year-old Iraq war refugee. Their stories show the ravages of climate change and suggest, in some cases, possible solutions for a more hopeful future.
"A much sterner and more alarming polemic than 'An Inconvenient Truth.' " -- Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Bold, supremely provocative, and hugely important, her film is a cry from the heart as much as a roar for necessary change." -- Sukhdev Sandhu, The Daily Telegraph
"Provides a visual and emotional power that drives home this absorbing film's crucial cautionary message." -- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times