by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Film/TV.

Keanu Reeves & Alanis Morissette, The Great WarmingThe next star-studded eco-blockbuster is starting to get lots of press, in preparation of its November 3 release date. The Great Warming is narrated by Alanis Morissette and Keanu Reeves. But instead of just “preaching to the converted” as some claim Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth did, this movie is highly respected by a new audience – the evangelicals.

From a very interesting LA Times article,

The documentaries debunk popular knee-jerk assumptions, namely that environmentalists are all Hollywood lefties and that evangelicals are simply antiabortion zealots. It is certainly refreshing to see evangelicals, who are often mocked in Hollywood films, treated as free-thinking human beings, not uptight fanatics.

Cizik is part of the nearly 80% of white evangelicals who voted for George W. Bush. But despite being against abortion and gay marriage, the NAE’s vice president for governmental affairs vehemently opposes the administration’s efforts to gut environmental protection laws, notably the ones that govern emissions that contribute to global warming. And when he criticizes Republican efforts to dismantle environmental laws, he speaks in a language you don’t hear from Leonardo DiCaprio and with a fervor that must send a shiver down Karl Rove’s spine.

Looks like this is going to get interesting! We are looking forward to more news on Keanu’s and Alanis’s ‘Warming’ in the coming weeks.

See the trailer.

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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  • Tod Brilliant

    I’m quite interested in this. The sooner the nonpartisan message gets out – namely that the movement is utterly nonpartisan – the better.

    Keanu – I’m waiting for my invite to the opening. Call me.

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