Planet Indy Film

In conjunction with the IMA Spring Blooms experience, join us for a series of films highlighting the relationship between our planet, our city and our well-being.

The Messenger

The Toby
Saturday, April 22 / Noon
$8 Members / $12 Public
(2015, dir. Su Rynard, 99 mins., NR), preceded by Bluebird Man (2014, dir. Neil Paprocki & Matthew Podolsky, 27 mins., NR)

The Messenger explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Su Rynard takes us on an engaging, visually stunning, emotional journey, one that mixes its elegiac message with hopeful notes and unique glances into the influence of songbirds on our own expressions of the soul. On another level, The Messenger is the artful story about the mass depletion of songbirds on multiple continents, and about those who are working to turn the tide. In ancient times humans looked to the flight and songs of birds to protect the future. Today once again, birds have something to tell us.

This Changes Everything

The Toby
Saturday, April 22 / 3 pm
$8 Members / $12 Public
(2015, dir. Avi Lewis, 99 mins., NR)

Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

Planet Indy Film Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN