Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change

Year: 2016
Run Time: 125 minutes

How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change
How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change
How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change

Climate change is killing us. It's destroying our soil and ruining our landscape at an incredible pace. As humans, we are responsible for the damage that's being done. Ruled by greed, we've polluted our air and water. And it's only going to get worse. Pretty grim, right? The very thought of it leaves many of us depressed and scared. We feel powerless, which only spurs apathy. Director Josh Fox felt this way, too. Until he was face-to-face with climate change. His battle against the gas industry was detailed in his 2010 film, “Gasland.” This time around, he turns the camera outward. The inspiring HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD follows other Davids across the world, battling evil Goliaths. His journey leads him to 12 different countries, spanning six continents. Along the way, he discovers that fighting these giant corporations is only part of the solution. In the end, it's our human spirit and love that's most essential. No matter how much destruction they inflict, the polluters will never be able to take those things away from us. (In English, Spanish, and Madarin with subtitles) –E.F.

CIFF40 Screenings

Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 11:10 AM

Monday, April 04, 2016 at 7:10 PM

Global Health Competition

Josh Fox

Josh Fox is an Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker and environmental activist, born in Milanville, Pennsylvania. He studied theater at Columbia University. Yoko Ono awarded him the Lennon Ono Grant For Peace in 2010. Fox heads a New York City film and theater outfit called the International WOW Company.

"Memorial Day" (2008), "Gasland" (2010), "Gasland Part II" (2013), HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE (2016)

Deia Schlosberg, Josh Fox

Josh Fox

Josh Fox, Deia Schlosberg, Alex Tyson, Steve Liptay, Matt Sanchez

Annukka Lilja, Greg King

Principal Cast
Josh Fox, Bill McKibbon, Aria Doe, Mika Maiva, Tim DeChristopher, Ella Chou, Michael Mann, Elizabeth Kolbert, Joe Mwitumwa, Nina Gualinga, Wu Di

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