The Age of Stupid


Little Roxie Sun, Sep 29, 2019 1:00 PM
Film Info
Director:Franny Armstrong
Producer:Lizzie Gillett
Year of Production:2009
Film Type:Feature
Premiere Status:10th Anniversary Screening
Topic:Activism/People Power
Big Business
Clean Energy
Festival Awards
Science & Technology
Sustainable Cities
Running Time:92 min.


Expected Guest: Director Franny Armstrong (via Skype)


10th Anniversary Screening! :: 2019 Inspiring Lives Award 


Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living in the devastated future world of 2055, looking back at old footage from our time and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?


Ten years ago, this film inspired SF Green Film Festival Founder Rachel Caplan to launch the first Festival - proof that film has the power to ignite change and galvanize action. The screening Rachel attended in 2010 was about more than watching a movie: people were excited about getting together, sharing stories on screen, and talking about pressing environmental issues. By building on this movement, we can take action to avoid being the age of stupid.



Franny ArmstongFranny Armstong is a British documentary film director working for her own company, Spanner Films. She is best known for The Age of Stupid, a reflection from 2055 about climate change; McLibel, about the McDonald's court case; and Drowned Out, following the fight against the Narmada Dam Project.

Included Shorts

The Age of Stupid Revisited (11min) More
What If (9min) More