Owen Gleiberman
August 20, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Earth Days

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
Limited Release Date
08/14/09
director
Robert Stone
distributor
Zeitgeist Films
author
Robert Stone
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A

The new documentary by Robert Stone (Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst) is a rapturous and enlightening look at the history of the environmental movement in America. Stone talks to a number of the men and women who elevated the issue into a cause, taking us back to a time before the desire to ?conserve the planet’s resources carried leftist associations. The film captures how the first disseminated photograph of Earth from outer space revolutionized our collective sense of how vulnerable the planet was. After the activist ’70s came three decades ?of tree-hugger?versus?drill baby drill! debate.? But Earth Days looks at truths that are no longer so inconvenient. A

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