Thom Yorke, Kofi Annan and Gillian Anderson to Promote The Age of Stupid

August 29, 2009

Those are three names you never thought you’d see together, no? The former U.N. Secretary-General and X-Files star will be participating in a panel discussion followed by a performance by the Radiohead frontman at the U.S. premiere of The Age of Stupid, an eco docudrama, reports Paste. The whole event will be filmed live from New York.

The official website describes the film as “the new four-year epic from McLibel director Franny Armstrong. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?” The movie’s followed by the aforementioned panel with Annan and Anderson, among scientific and other political types with a couple other celebrities thrown in there too. Then Yorke’s acoustic rendition of the film’s title track.

Yorke seems to be on an ecological bent lately: first “The Hollow Earth,” then this movie. Hey, I’m not complaining, as long as I get to see Scully grill Annan on just what the U.N. knew about those alien lifeforms.

The Age of Stupid Live from New York hits 444 theatres nationwide on September 21. Check out Fathom Events for tickets in your area.

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