Leo Tells You What To Do

By Ed Perkis 2007-05-02 13:41:10discussion comments
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Youíd think that with Earth Day firmly in the rear view mirror, we could forget about stuff like the environment, global warming, and Birkenstocks and get back to driving our Hummers three blocks to pick up a quart of milk. Well, Leonardo DiCaprio has other ideas. Leo is an actor, which means he knows stuff about things. One of the things Leo knows is that if he makes a documentary about the environment, someone will see it.

Variety says that not only will someone see DiCaprioís documentary, The 11th Hour but that some companies have agreed to distribute it. Warnerís Independent Pictures, a company which, considering their name, has no sense of irony, has said they will release the movie domestically in the fall. It will have a premier at Cannes this month. Thatís pretty cool since Iím a lot older than DiCaprio and I donít have anything appearing at Cannes this month.

Leo helped write the script for the documentary with co-directors Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners. He also narrated and produced a look at how humans can save the planet before itís just too damn late. Warnerís marketing executives said the documentary is a ďcompelling exploration of not only the critical importance of climate change but also the myriad global challenges that we face today." Of course, marketing people for the distribution company seem a little biased. Still, Iím not sure what to do about the myriad global challengers, so Iím glad an actor is going to tell me.
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