EARTH

Starts April 17

“Aesthetically exhilarating and spectacular!”
Artforum

FILM OF THE WEEK! “Spectacular, even awe-inspiring.”
Film Comment

“CRITICS’ PICK! Despite its apocalyptic visions, it feels curiously optimistic because Geyrhalter hasn’t given up on us.”
—The New York Times

Click here to watch EARTH as part of the Roxie’s Virtual Cinema.

EARTH was filmed at seven locations where humans are transforming the planet on a grand scale: Entire mountains being moved in California, a tunnel being sliced through rock at the Brenner Pass, an open-cast mine in Hungary, the world-famous Carrara marble quarry in Italy, a copper mine in Spain, the salt mine used to store radioactive waste in Wolfenbüttel and a Northern Canadian tar sands site where the destruction of indigenous lands threatens local communities.

Geyrhalter contrasts these large scale projects with interviews with the individuals helping to realize them to highlight our fraught struggles for and against the planet.

Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter. 2019, AUSTRIA. 115 min. Color. In German, English, Spanish, Hungarian and Italian