One Day on Earth Benefit Screenings
June 1 to 7
The Quad Cinema
34 West 13th Street
between 5th and 6th Avenue
On October 10, 2010 (10.10.10), 19,000 filmmakers around globe shot the daily life unfolding around them. Their subjects ranged from people, to plants to bugs to the heavens. Over 3,000 hours of collective footage was edited down into one hour and 45 minutes, and the result is a stunning cinematic snapshot of our world today: the rhythms of nature and life (in that 24-hour period 363,000 babies were born), quotidian human habits, and the rites of passage in different civilizations.
Called One Day on Earth, the film project was conceived by Kyle Ruddick and Brandon Litman, who were respectively director and executive producer, and received support from the United Nations. The film premiered on April 22 (Earth Day) at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, but the project doesn’t end with the film—it aims to be a living archive with locations geo-tagged online (phase 2 happened last fall documenting 11.11.11).
The film is using an “on demand” distribution strategy, so catch it while you can this weekend in NYC, where it is being shown to help benefit local charities. For example, ticket proceeds from Sunday’s 3:30pm showing (suggested donation is $25/base admission is $11) benefit a worthy cohort of tiny but enthusiastic global citizens: the kids of the non-profit Williamsburg Neighborhood Nursery School.
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