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Tue, Dec 14



Movie Night - The Magnitude of All Things

The Magnitude of All Things draws intimate parallels between the experiences of grief—both personal and planetary. Stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with recollections from the filmmaker’s childhood on Ontario’s Georgian Bay. Join us for dinner and a viewing of this powerful movie.

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Movie Night - The Magnitude of All Things
Movie Night - The Magnitude of All Things

Time & Location

Dec 14, 2021, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

DONALD J. COHEN AUDITORIUM, NIHB E 02, 230 South Frontage Rd, New Haven, CT 06510, USA

About The Event

Potent stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with a filmmaker’s familial memories in this cinematic documentary. Featuring activists, scientists and traditional custodians from Australia and beyond.

Jennifer Abbott, multi-award-winning director of The Corporation (SFF 2004), began to grapple with the gravity of climate change as her sister faced a terminal illness. Abbott draws parallels between this personal and planetary grief. As she travels the globe, she captures stunning images and witnesses a planet in crisis: from Kiribati to the Amazon rainforest; from Australia's bushfires to the fate of the Great Barrier Reef. She documents climate action worldwide – including Extinction Rebellion protests, Greta Thunberg-inspired school strikes and First Nations communities battling to save their traditional lands. As Abbott contemplates her sister's fate and our collective environmental paralysis, she poses the tough question: do we need hope to act, or do we need to lose hope in order to act?

Join us for a viewing of this powerful documentary and brief discussion on climate grief. Dinner provided!

  • Official Selection – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Amsterdam, Netherlands (2020)
  • Official Selection – Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, California (2021)
  • Official Selection – Doc Edge Festival, New Zealand (2021)
  • Official Selection – Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada (2020)
  • Official Selection – Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), Montreal, Canada (2020)
  • Opening Gala Film –  Official Selection, Alpin Film Festival, Romania (2021)
  • Opening Gala Film – Guelph Film Festival, Ontario, Canada (2021)
  • Official Competition – Festival du film Canadiens de Dieppe, France (2021)
  • Official Competition – Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Poland (2021)
  • Official Selection – Bergen International Film Festival, Norway (2021)
  • Official Selection – Trento Film Festival, Italy (2021)
  • Official Selection –  Eco Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea (2021)

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