The Walker Art Center presents a free Premieres: First Look screening of Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein’s
No Impact Man
, Wednesday, September 16, 7:30 pm in the Cinema. Manhattanite Colin Beavan decides to embark on an experiment to see if leading a life with zero environmental impact affects happiness. To make it work, however, his coffee- and shopping-addicted wife and their toddler have to join his quest. The film follows this life-changing adventure as the family adapts to their new lifestyle, the couple struggles with their marriage, and the criticisms fly after Beavan’s many media appearances. “No Impact Man suggests that individual change can be the first step in a quantum leap toward a systemic, societal shift. And the temporary discomfort just might be worth it” (Sundance Film Festival). 2009, video, 93 minutes. A Q&A with the director Laura Gabbert follows the screening.
Hailing from Minnesota and now based in Los Angeles, Laura Gabbert, a graduate of UCLA’s School of Film and Television, is committed to creating work that is entertaining with a social message. Her credits include Sunset Story, Kissing Jessica Stein, The Hammer, and Getting to Know You. Justin Schein’s Shadowbox Films is dedicated to producing character-driven documentaries that explore cultural and social issues. Formed in 1998 by Stanford graduates, Shadowbox has produced award-winning films from conception to broadcast for television, educational, and corporate audiences.
Free tickets available from 6:30 pm at the Bazinet Garden Lobby desk.