Thursday, November 09, 2006
An Inconvenient Truth-Get out and see it
I' m delighted to have persuaded the management of our local cinema, Kilkenny Cineplex to show the controversial movie featuring former US Vice-President Al Gore's environmental campaign against global warming. The movie called 'An Inconvenient Truth' has captured the imagination of people around the world, and if the trailers are anything to go by it is a must-see film. It begins in the cinema tomorrow evening (Friday 10th and runs for a week, finishing on Thursday next). Unfortunately the last sitting is at 6.30 pm at the moment but this may change depending on demand.
Thanks to Anthony Hogan, the local manager and the parent company in Dublin for their response. We always seem to have to fight to get so-called minority films, with just the commercial stuff being given to us here. I had hoped for just one night, but the company reacted positively quickly.
Please get along to see the movie as quickly as you can and encourage others to do so. It's a General certificate, so an ideal opportunity for families to get along and learn together. I'll be there on Monday night, and hope to have a gang organised to do likewise.
An indication of the seriousness and impact of the movie is Gore's appointment to head up the British campaign against global warming. Tony Blair has appointed Gore to front the camaign after the damning Stern Report last week. He'll have to start by getting his own President to wake up and face up to the oil barons first though. That might be a bit easier after the US voters put some manners on him this week!
Posted by Seán Ó hArgáin at 11:49 am