An unsettling but ultimately encouraging documentary about global warming and grassroots activism.Variety
Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller, filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years this epic documentary attempts to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.
The film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.
Interwoven with these stories of is Klein’s own narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
This screening will feature an introduction from Peter Thomson, a former Lord Mayor of Newcastle who, during his year of office, promoted a series of events and debates focusing on Agenda 21; the agenda for change arising from the Rio Earth Summit of 1992. He is now an active member of the Green Party in the city.
Tickets for job seekers, refugees and asylum seekers, and those receiving incapacity benefit just £1 every day for all Gimme Shelter screenings and for all films screening in the Tyneside Cinema programme over the Gimme Shelter weekend*.
Friends of the Tyneside: £2 off tickets
Book for three or more films and get £1.50 off each ticket
Book for 6 or more films and get £2.50 off each ticket
These ticket deals are available in person at the Tyneside Cinema Box Office or by calling 0191 227 5500. Ticket deals are not available online.
*Please note that this offer excludes special events and Classic Circle tickets.
Gimme Shelter is part of Tyneside Cinema’s 80th Anniversary celebrations, to find out more click here.
Please log in to set a reminder
We don't have any screenings scheduled for this film.