Earth's Reel Resilience: A Climate Change Film Series


All screenings are free and open to the public. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted by the MSU Film Club for the MSU Denver Food Pantry.

A variety of concession items will be available for purchase.

Earth's Reel Resilience is a captivating and thought-provoking film series being hosted at The Cube (8371 Northfield Blvd.) that takes viewers on an emotional journey through a collection of gripping narratives, exploring the urgent issues and profound consequences of climate change.
Chasing Ice (PG-13) - September 22, 2023, 6:00 pm
Witness the epic quest of renowned environmental photographer James Balog as he embarks on a daring expedition to capture the alarming reality of disappearing glaciers. Through breathtaking visuals and compelling storytelling, Chasing Ice showcases the profound impact of climate change on our planet's icy landscapes, awakening a sense of urgency for climate action.
wall_eWall-E (G) - September 29, 2023, 6:00 pm
Transport yourself to a future where Earth has become an abandoned wasteland, consumed by pollution and excess. Follow the endearing and resilient robot, Wall-E, as he embarks on a remarkable adventure to restore hope and revive the planet's once-thriving ecosystems. Wall-E delivers a poignant message about the importance of environmental stewardship and the consequences of unchecked human behavior.
Nuoc 2030 (NR) - October 06, 2023, 6:00 pm
Immerse yourself in a visually stunning and evocative world where rising sea levels have reshaped the Vietnamese coast. In this dystopian tale, Nuoc 2030 explores the human struggle for survival amidst the encroaching waters and examines the socio-economic and political impacts of climate change. Through a captivating blend of drama and environmental commentary, the film raises questions about the price we pay for our actions and the potential for redemption.
dont_look_upDon't Look Up (R) - October 13, 2023, 6:00 pm
Prepare for a darkly comedic and satirical take on humanity's response to an impending global catastrophe. Don't Look Up follows two scientists as they desperately try to warn the world about an approaching comet that threatens to annihilate Earth. This star-studded film combines humor, social commentary, and a scathing critique of society's apathy towards scientific evidence, highlighting the absurdity of our collective inaction in the face of impending disaster.
Through the powerful narratives of Chasing Ice, Wall-E, Nuoc 2030, and Don't Look Up, Earth's Reel Resilience provides a multifaceted exploration of climate change, underscoring the need for immediate action, promoting environmental consciousness, and inspiring audiences to be catalysts for positive change.
There will be a discussion on each film led by Vincent Piturro following the screenings.

Vincent Piturro, Ph.D., is a professor of film and media studies in the Department of English at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

He hosts an annual science fiction film series in conjunction with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Denver Film Society. Piturro writes a film review column for The Front Porch, a neighborhood Denver paper with a circulation of about 30,000. In addition to teaching, he is also the general studies chair on the Faculty Senate Standing Committee at MSU Denver.