Renowned Columbia professor and climate expert James Hansen, Ph.D. is coming to The Little to speak after indie film Future Weather. He will be joined by the film's writer-director Jenny Deller, for an audience discussion!
This screening and talk are part of The Little’s Science on Screen series, a national program in which theaters pair films with talks by science and technology experts.
About Dr. Hansen: Dr. James Hansen formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is Adjunct Professor and at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he directs a program in Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions. He has won over 40 awards for his work, including the NASA Distinguished Medal and the Center for International Environmental Law's Frederick R. Anderson Award for Outstanding Contributions to Addressing Climate Change.
About Jenny Deller:
FUTURE WEATHER was Jenny Deller's debut feature film. It received the Showtime Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting from the Nantucket Film Festival and was released in 2013, playing 15 cities across the U.S. Named one of “10 Filmmakers to Watch” by The Independent, Jenny most recently finished a documentary short about addiction commissioned by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She is currently producing CLAIRE IN PIECES, the second feature of fellow Sloan Prize winners Annie Howell and Lisa J. Robinson.
About the Film:
Lauduree is a 13-year-old loner, passionate about nature and obsessed with ecological disaster. Greta, her grandmother, is a fiery nurse jaded by alcohol and disappointment. When Lauduree is abruptly abandoned by her dreamer single mom, she decides to take survival into her own hands, forcing her and Greta to learn to trust each other and leap into the unknown.
Featuring humorous, sharply drawn characters and powerful performances by Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams, Gone Baby Gone), Lili Taylor (Say Anything, Six Feet Under), and breakout star Perla Haney-Jardine (Kill Bill Vol. 2, Spider-Man 3), FUTURE WEATHER is about finding the courage to survive change.