The 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.