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Classic Film Series: "Inventing Tomorrow" with director Laura Nix

  • Presented By: NYS Writers Institute Location: Page Hall, UAlbany downtown campus 135 Western Ave, Albany, 12222 Albany, 12222
  • Dates: October 4, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Teenage inventors from India, Indonesia, Mexico and the USA, attempt to find solutions to the world’s most urgent environmental problems—including climate change, water and air pollution, and mass extinction— in this award-winning documentary.

    Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times called the film “inspirational and invigorating” and said “the young scientists… have a passion and enthusiasm that’s a tonic to the soul.”

    INVENTING TOMORROW was a nominee for the 2018 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and was awarded the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) Grand Jury Prize in the Documentary Competition and praised by the festival's judges: “For its compelling cast of young visionaries from around the globe who are engaged and looking for solutions to the world’s environmental problems, 'Inventing Tomorrow' offers us a sense of optimism and the certainty that science matters."

    Laura Nix is a director, writer and producer working in non-fiction and fiction. Her most recent work, a short film titled WALK RUN CHA-CHA had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, and launches on New York Times Op-Docs Summer 2019. Her previous films include THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING (2014), THE LIGHT IN HER EYES (2011), and WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT: THE STORY OF HEDWIG (2003).

    Screened in association with UAlbany’s new Department of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, now offering the first Bachelor of Science degree of its kind in the United States.

    For more information about the new major, visit: www.albany.edu/environmentalsustainable-engineering/

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