Time to Choose (Opening Night)

  • Palace Electric Cinemas 2 Phillip Law Street Canberra, ACT, 2601 Australia

Dir. Charles Ferguson | USA | 2015 | 100 mins

Narrated by acclaimed actor Oscar Isaac, the film offers a comprehensive exploration of the climate change, broken into three illuminating chapters on the climate’s impact on ‘Coal & Electricity,’ Oil & Gas,’ and ‘Land and Food’. Academy Award Winning director Charles Ferguson sets out to offer practical solutions to one of the world’s most perilous problems. With little time for despair, the film hypothesizes of a future in which realistic, commercially expedient and completely renewable energy alternatives (already available to us) can help negate this environmental crisis.

Featuring inspiring interviews with environmental leaders including Jane Goodall, Nobel Prize winning physicist Steven Chu and food expert Michael Pollen, Time to Choose offers both the perfect primer for those uninitiated in the climate change debate an fresh perspective for seasoned environmentalists alike.

The solemn but ultimately hopeful “Time to Choose,” a magnificently shot film from Oscar-winning documentarian Charles Ferguson, is an important achievement that has the potential to reframe the discussion about climate change. The aerial cinematography is breathtaking: We can feel the fragility of the planet, but also its power to heal — if only we give it a chance.
— David Lewis, SF Gate
Arguably the most persuasive and compelling of Ferguson’s films to date, “Time To Choose” is an imperative, essential essay on our climate change crisis, and if it ever feels didactic, it’s counterpointed by its very real and very human nature.
— Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist


Join us at the opening of EFFA 2016 in Canberra. This special event will include a welcoming reception, with wines and beer from festival partners The Good Beer Co

Before the screening, EFFA Canberra will be opened by Simon Corbell, current Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, ACT Legislative Assembly.