Planet of the Humans

2019 | USA | NR | 105 min.


State Theatre Wed, Jul 31, 2019 6:00 PM
The Kubrick at Central Grade School Fri, Aug 2, 2019 12:00 PM
State Theatre Sun, Aug 4, 2019 9:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Runtime:105 min.
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jeff Gibbs
Produced by:Jeff Gibbs
Ozzie Zehner
Screenwriter:Jeff Gibbs
Cinematography:Jeff Gibbs
Chris Henze
Editing By:Jeff Gibbs
Angela Vargos


Perhaps the most provocative film we’ve shown in our 15 years, Planet of the Humans dares to say what no one will—that we are losing the battle to stop climate change because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road—selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America. This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the so-called “environmental movement’s” answer is to push for techno-fixes and band-aids. It's too little, too late. Removed from the debate is the only thing that MIGHT save us: getting a grip on our out-of-control human presence and consumption. Why is this not THE issue? Because that would be bad for profits, bad for business. Have we environmentalists fallen for illusions, “green” illusions, that are anything but green, because we’re scared that this is the end—and we’ve pinned all our hopes on solar panels and wind turbines? No amount of batteries are going to save us, warns director Jeff Gibbs (lifelong environmentalist and co-producer of Fahrenheit 9/11). This urgent, must-see movie, a full-frontal assault on our sacred cows, is guaranteed to generate anger, debate, and, hopefully, a willingness to see our survival in a new way—before it’s too late. In Person: Director Jeff Gibbs and Producer Ozzie Zehner