Friday, September 4, 2009

Win Tickets To "The Age of Stupid" LA Screening!...

Independent film and saving the environment? It's a win-win for DanielleTBD!!

Upon returning to LA early last month, I jumped head first into the deep end, so to speak, of charity work by signing on with IBG Inc. to facilitate donations to underfunded and underpublicized charities by hosting fun and celeb-filled events all across the Los Angeles area. Through our industry connections and these said events, we aim to spread awareness about causes we have handpicked.

In the past, IBG has worked with NF, Inc to host a double X-Files screening and Q&A with writer/producer Frank Spotnitz-- an event which you may remember from my December 2008 archives. I attended that event as a member of the press but very quickly decided I wanted to get involved in a more hands-on way.

IBG Inc. spent early 2009 raising money for OTSK, the American Cancer Society, and the UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center Rape Treatment Center. Now we are planning events for the Oral Cancer Foundation, Child United, and have been working with the team behind The Age of Stupid, a new "go green" documentary that aims to spread awareness of just what kind of a "footprint" we are leaving on our home. The film-- a four-year epic from director Franny Armstrong that stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?-- will be screening at the AMC Century City in a one-of-a-kind and unprecedented way on September 21st at 8pm, and you can win tickets to the event right here!!



The Age of Stupid will launch in America on September 21st 2009 from a solar-powered cinema tent in New York LIVE to 115,000 people in 400 movie theatres right across the country. This One Night Only "live" event is your only chance to see The Age of Stupid on the big screen and is timed for the day before the UN's climate meeting on September 22nd, when 80 Heads of State-- and therefore the world's media-- will gather in New York (The event has also just been confirmed as being an official part of UN Climate Week).

As an INclusive, rather than EXclusive event, everyone is invited to go to their local theatre to watch the VIPs arrive in Manhattan by boat, bike, rickshaw, chipfat car or skateboard, before braving the paparazzi on the green carpet. Following the first US screening of The Age of Stupid, there will be a further 40 minute live event featuring Kofi Annan, Gillian Anderson, Mary Robinson, the film's director Franny Armstrong, the star of the film Pete Postlethwaite, and other leading thinkers, celebrities and political figures from around the world. Audiences will hear from scientists working in the Himalayas and Indonesian rain forest via live satellite link and from a group of children speaking from the very room in Copenhagen in which all our futures will be decided at the UN climate summit in December. Radiohead's Thom Yorke will wrap up the evening with a short acoustic performance.

Tickets for this unique event can be purchased here. However, a very lucky "My Life, Made Possible By Pop Culture" reader can WIN two tickets to the LA screening simply by helping IBG spread the word about this cause and this event. Post the link to this article in a note status update on Facebook or in a new Tweet; forward it to friends in a mass email; announce it during your podcast. Then send an email to dturchiano@ibginc.org with "Age of Stupid contest" in your subject line. In the body of the email include your full name, age, and daytime telephone number along with a screenshot or the direct link to where you "tracked back" to this article. A winner will be chosen at random and notified the weekend prior to the Monday night screening. You have until September 18th to get your emails in, so feel free to enter multiple times!

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