If things are even half as bad as Al Gore says they are, “An Inconvenient Truth” is the most important movie anyone will make this year. It will be shown starting Friday, Aug. 25 at the Smith Opera House in downtown Geneva.
The film has been described as a wake-up call about global warming, which overshadows its other virtues: it handles complicated material in a clear and entertaining way.
The film is oddly exhilarating, even though the news is mostly bad. It is the cinematic version of a multimedia presentation Gore has been delivering since 1989, treats audiences like adults, presenting a detailed, lucid and intelligent explanation of a serious issue.
Through the pictures, Gore shows that global warming is no longer a hypothetical: it's here already, and the evidence is in the floods, hurricanes and droughts that we're seeing all over the world.
“An Inconvenient Truth” will be screened at 7 p.m. Aug. 25-29 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27. This film is rated PG and has a running time of 100 minutes. Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens.