How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't ChangeHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
In How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change, Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 11
- Fresh: 8
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 5.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Tough. As in, tough to watch. Tough to consider. Tough to ignore.
Fresh: With one statistic after another, the movie paints a picture of the inevitable flooding of coastal cities and an ensuing struggle for homes and food.
Fresh: "How to Let Go" says all the right things about an unnerving peril, and the various ways some highly motivated people are trying to combat it.
Rotten: After speaking to several environmental experts, hiking for hours through the Amazon, and discovering just how momentous the threat of climate change is to humanity as we know it, documentarian Josh Fox made a film about himself.
What do you want from a documentary? To be entertained, certainly. Educated. Moved. Touched. Nourished. Charmed. Frightened and comforted. This film does all those and more. I've watched a lot of documentary films, but it's hard for me to recall any that felt more urgent and heartfelt than this one. Gasland was great, as was Gasland II. But this felt like something worthy of being placed in a time capsule so future beings can see that some of us saw the storm coming and tried to warn our brothers and sisters.
Josh Fox is a remarkable storyteller. His research and contacts for "How to Let Go of the World: and Love the Things Climate Can't Change," took him to New York devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. He also traveled to communities across the planet where people have endured extreme challenges to their survival due to escalating climate change impacts. Their courage in standing against states and corporations to survive...and his own...make for an emotional and enlightening ride.
I saw his film for the first time when he presented it at The People's Summit in Chicago this summer. Josh Fox is one of America's most respected climate activists. Follow him on Facebook. You'll be glad you did.
Timely and Important
Watched this film a few months ago and was (again) impressed and moved by Fox's artistic vision. "How To Let Go and Love" is both a devastating look at the current state of environmental destruction on Earth, and a way forward in defiance of humanity's bleak outlook. This film should move communities to take action through the formation of meaningful local connections. Only solidarity with one another and oppressed populations around the globe will ensure our mutual survival. Alone we can do nothing; together we can weather the storms ahead, preserve the things in our culture that are valuable, indeed sacred. And hopefully save civilization itself.