‘This Changes Everything’ Takes Climate Change to the Next Level


“This Changes Everything,” filmed in 211 days over the course of four years — spanning nine countries in five continents — presents powerful portraits of communities on the front lines of climate change, from Montana’s Powder River Basin and the Alberta Tar Sands to the coast of South India and Beijing and beyond.

And, on Friday, November 2, it will screen at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, followed by a discussion with Thaddeus Pawlowski, director at the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.

“I’m excited to screen this inspiring film and hear Mr. Pawlowski’s advice on how we can all get involved, and to learn how experts like him are working hand in hand with leaders and policymakers to mitigate the increasingly devastating effects of climate change,” said Corinne Erni, senior curator for ArtsReach and Special Projects at the Parrish.

Directed by Avi Lewis, “This Changes Everything” — a documentary based on Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller — is a formidable attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change, according to a press release, providing an epic canvas for the exploration of a critically important global issue.

Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that the existential crisis of climate change can be the lynchpin to transform a failed economic system. Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that caused it, weaves around profound, personal stories.

The screening will begin at 6 p.m. at the Water Mill museum, located at 279 Montauk Highway. Tickets are $15 and $5 for members, children and students. For more information, call (631) 283-2118 or visit parrishart.org.