Poster for the 350.org movie Disruption, a fast-paced cinematic journey through the wild world of climate change, to be shown Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock. (Poster courtesy 350.org)
[Editor's Update, Sept. 8, 2014: The complete movie, Disruption, is now available on line. Click here to watch it on YouTube if you missed it Sunday night.]
HANCOCK -- A free screening of the 350.org film Disruption will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Orpheum Theater (Studio Pizza) in Hancock. The film is being screened around the country -- in living rooms, church basements, and community centers -- in anticipation of the People's Climate March, which will be held in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.
Mark Jeranek, a Michigan Tech doctoral student studying environmental restoration in the Forestry Department, will be the host and M. C. for the event.
"I have been active in environmental education and activism for many years, and the reason that I decided to host this event is because disinformation and the distortion of facts make me angry," Jeranek said. "It does not matter what someone believes as long as those beliefs are grounded in fact."
Jeranek said he originally planned to show the film, which is less than an hour long -- allowing time for discussion -- in his living room. However, he soon learned more people are interested in the film.
"Since there is sufficient interest, the size of the event has grown beyond the confines of my living room and owner of Studio Pizza in Hancock, Mike Shupe, has graciously agreed to let us use his theater for the event," Jeranek noted.
The event is open to the public. Admission is free, and refreshments are available for purchase from Studio Pizza.
Click here to see a trailer for the film. Visit 350.org to learn more about the climate movement and the People's Climate March.
Studio Pizza is at 426 Quincy Street in downtown Hancock.