Welcome back to Big Film Fest! In person screenings have returned to the Norgan Theatre.
The Film Circuit series is happy to be part of bringing our beloved theatre back to life.
Our first feature for the season is “I Am Greta”, which is an award-winning documentary covering the transformation of young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg from a shy teenager into a respected figure leading the burgeoning anti-climate crisis movement. The filmmakers have extraordinary access, but they keep an objective point of view. Greta’s Asperger’s Syndrome often makes things difficult for herself and those around her, but her intelligence and humanity shine through.
This movie was a hit on last year’s festival circuit and now you can see it on the big screen in Palmerston.
Here’s the link to the trailer:
With never-before-seen footage, the film follows Greta – a shy student with
Asperger’s – for over a year, starting in August 2018, when the 15-year-old begins a one-person school strike for climate justice outside the Swedish parliament. She asks: “Why would I need an education if there is no future?” Within months, her strike evolves into a global movement. It culminates with her wind-powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Summit in New York.
But why does her father worry? How does she do at school? What does she miss when away from home? Quote: When asked if she suffers from Asperger’s, Greta says, “I wouldn’t say suffer from, but I have it.”
See you on Monday, October 18th at 7:15 pm.
All public health protocols will be followed.