‘The Age of Stupid:film screening and panel discussion

Tuesday 3rd July, 6.30pm – 8.45pm


The Rio Cinema in Hackney will host the CEL screening of‘The Age of Stupid’ to help raise funds for its rooftop solar project in connection with Hackney Energy.

Community Energy isn’t all about solar panels, financial models and draft excluders. It’s a varied and innovative space, which is fast becoming a more regular feature of our landscape, found in schools, housing co-ops, gardens, businesses, train stations and places of worship, to name a few.

The Age of Stupid stars Pete Postlethwaite, a future archivist looking at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change. Sadly this film is still hugely relevant – nowhere more so than in such a fast-paced consumerist city such as London.

The screening will take place at Rio cinema in Dalston, on Tuesday 3rdJuly at 6.00pm, followed by a discussion panel made up of London community energy practitioners and campaign groups who will explore the realities and future of community energy in London.

The Rio cinema is currently in talks with CEL member group, Hackney Energy, to explore the cinema’s potential to generate rooftop solar.

Tickets are £5, available through the Rio Cinema website and all sales will go towards feasibility studies for this project.