Before the Flood

Certificate PG

(2016) 96 mins

Director: Fisher Stevens
Writer: Mark Monroe
Cinematography: Antonio Rossi
Music: Mogwai, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla


Using his celebrity status to draw attention to the problem of global warming, one of the most important and pressing issues of our time, actor and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio, travels the globe to witness firsthand the effects of an impending environmental disaster. By visiting ancient melting glaciers and levelled Indonesian tropical forests, DiCaprio unearths an urgent situation and the world’s dependence on fossil fuels, going as far as to visit President Obama himself for an in-depth interview. But, can this crusade inspire the climate-change deniers?  Nick Riganas

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“The climate-change documentary has come a long way from Al Gore soberly delivering a graph-intensive PowerPoint presentation in An Inconvenient Truth. Now, 10 years later, we get one of our biggest actors, Leonardo DiCaprio, jetting around the world, not only explaining our changing climate, but showing it as well: the melting glaciers in Greenland, the flooded farms in India, the ocean’s disappearing coral reefs, the multimillion-dollar project to raise the roads in Miami. Before the Flood captures all these and more in vivid detail courtesy of Antonio Rossi’s sweeping camerawork.”  Slant Magazine

 “Director Fisher Stevens, who won an Oscar in 2010 as producer of the marvelous environmental doc The Cove, offers us some stunning photography of what we can still save (such as arctic ice), and some horrifying vistas of the damage we have already done: as a shocked DiCaprio notes during a helicopter flyover of Alberta tar-sand oil fields, “It looks like Mordor.” But it’s DiCaprio putting himself in a position to be embarrassed as a fossil-fuel-hogging American that makes Flood so powerful, and so different from the other documentaries about global warming we’ve seen recently.”  FlickFilosopher

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