Eco-Film Night at the Drive-In

By Steven Libowitz   |   August 6, 2020

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, Community Environmental Council and other local environmental nonprofits come together to sponsor the local premiere of 2040, an Australian documentary directed by and starring Damon Gameau that looks at the effects of climate change over the next 20 years and what technologies that exist today can reverse the effects. Structured as a visual letter to Gameau’s four-year-old daughter, the film blends traditional documentary footage with dramatized sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board for his daughter and the planet.

Described as “an exercise in fact-based dreaming,” the film features interviews with numerous academics, ecological experts, and entrepreneurs and with an eye toward serving as an aspirational journey to discover what the future could look like if we simply embraced the best solutions that exist today. 2040 has received good reviews, with The New York Times calling the doc an “accessible, informative, and optimistic look at solutions to the climate crisis.”

The premiere takes place Monday, August 10, at the West Wind Drive-In, with the screening getting underway once night falls. Tickets are available at the drive-in kiosk for $10 per person or $20 per car. Safe distances protocols will be followed. Call 805-962-2571 or visit


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