Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview up-and-coming arts events to mark your calendar for. Next Monday, you can check out The Age of Stupid, an eco docu-drama directed by Franny Armstrong (McLibel, Drowned Out).
It's shown as a "first of it's kind" worldwide event — simulcast live from a solar tent in New York to select theaters in conjunction with UN Climate Week. The film stars Pete Postlethwaite as a global archivist in the future who is wondering why the heck people didn't get the clue about global climate change and stop it when they had a chance. It features present day news clips in an archive that interweaves six dramatic stories of people from around the globe facing different ecological crises. After the film, theres a live via satellite panel discussion with the director, Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame, Postlethwaite, and field scientists working in the Himalayas and the Indonesian rain forest. Bonus: Thom Yorke of Radiohead ends the show with an acoustic performance of the film's title track. Mon., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Citrus Park Stadium 20, 7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, Tampa, $12.50, visit fathomevents.com for a full list of participating theaters. Katie Machol