Stupid launches in 50+ countries on 21st/22nd September

Location | Mood | Date 4 September 2009
Author (full name): 
Franny Armstrong
4 September 2009
Hello list,
Within 48 hours of 10:10's exuberant launch at Tate Modern on Tuesday, 10,000 people, all the cabinet and the leaders of the UK's three main political parties have all signed up to our campaign to cut the UK's emissions by 10% in 2010. We've also had requests from groups in, coincidentally, ten other countries hoping to start up 10:10 France etc. If you're in the UK, please sign-up yourself and ten friends here - and if you'd like to follow 10:10's progress, please join the mailing list by emailing
So, back to The Age of Stupid.... 
After months of extremely hard graft, Global Premiere tickets go on sale today. We're aiming to break our own Guinness World Record and launch the film in 600+ cinemas in 50+ countries on September 21st and 22nd September. We may even beat Star Wars to the biggest gloal film screening (though have to reach 800 or something cinemas for that (how ludicrous would it be if our little climate change doc beats Star Wars?!?)).
Click on the link to your country below, to find out what's happening near you and how to buy tickets.
There are slight variations in the different countries, but the gist is:
- Solar-powered cinema in New York beaming by satellite to 50+ countries
- Cinemas round the world watch the green carpet arrivals (15 mins), The Age of Stupid (90 mins) and the live event afterwards (40 mins)
- Gillian Anderson, Pete Postlethwaite, Kofi Annan, Mary Robinson, Ed Miliband MP and Franny Armstrong speaking
- Thom Yorke from Radiohead singing live
- Live link-ups to a melting glacier in the Himalayas and a destroyed rainforest in Indonesia
- Top celebs arriving on bikes, rickshaws, electric cars, sailing boats, rowing boats and public transport before braving the papparazzi on the green carpet (which is made of recycled soda bottles)
Other highlights include a beautiful 280 seat theatre in Hong Kong,13 screens in Brazil, a live TV broadcast in Thailand to 4.5 million homes, a green carpet & candles event in Madrid, and a 585 seat cinema in the Maldives with the President as special guest
If you are thinking of going,  please could you book your tickets (by going to your country page above) within a week, as the distributors are going to assess how much interest there is and then pull any cinemas which don't look popular. Oh, and we're only on for one night, there isn't a week of screenings or anything, so if you miss it on the 21st/22nd September, then you've missed it. 
Short film about UK premiere to give you a taste of what's in store
Please help
As ever, we have zero dollars advertising, so please help get the word out.
1. Buy tickets to your local cinema for you, your mum, your boyfriend, your boyfriend's hairdresser and all their friends
2. Put together an outing for your school/sports team/church - make an evening of it by arranging a meal before or after the event (after may be better, as you'll all hopefully be inspired to start discussing how you can get involved in climate actions in your area)
3. Send the info round on any mailing list you are part of
4. Go onto the listing page (, look through the locations and then send the details direct to your friends in whichever country/town/city they're in. There's an easy widget on each individual theatre's page, which lets you send the details without faffing around with emails.
5. Go mad on Facebook
6. Go mad on Twitter
Really hope you are able to make it, 
Lizzie, Rhiannon, Laurel, Deirdre, Alexandra, Stephanie, Talanne and Peter from Team Stupid New York
Franny, Laura-Jane, Jahlia, Lucy, Andy, Nic, Nick, Tom, Ben, Lydia, Nicky and Vicky from Team Stupid London
Elizabeth, Caspar, Kate, Allison, Claire, Gemma, Lottie and Tori from Arts Alliance
Sarah W, Sarah B and Suhan from Sarah Wilby Creative Publicity