This year's Sundance Film Festival runs from January 19-29th in Park City, Utah. A few films involving Harvard filmmakers to keep an eye on are:
An Inconvenient Sequel - A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore AB '69, LLD '94 continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes—in moments private and public, funny and poignant—as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Thursday, 1/19; Friday, 1/20; and Saturday, 1/28.
The Mars Generation - Since NASA’s first mission to Mars in 1964, humanity has seen the planet as the ideal target for the first interplanetary space mission. In The Mars Generation, director Michael Barnett delves into space exploration’s history and current state while looking beyond technology to what we will really need to get to the Red Planet: the power of youthful dreams. Produced by Lauren Estévez JD '13. Recommended for ages 10 and up: Friday, 1/20; Saturday, 1/21; Sunday, 1/22; and Saturday, 1/28.