Science on Screen


Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, and Nicholas de Pencier

Canada, 2019, 1h 27min, DCP, In English, Russian, Italian, German, Mandarin, and Cantonese with English Subtitles.

Science on Screen

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


Wed, Sep 25

Presented with special guests from the scientific community.

For our latest installment of Science On Screen we present this bold new documentary. The unwieldy title, ANTHROPOCENE, refers to the current geologic age we occupy—the era of man’s influence on climate. This rapturously beautiful and sometimes alarming film takes us to several sites in which climate change is changing the face of our planet.


“Astonishment. Pure, lurid, ravishing, genuine astonishment. That is ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH.”Luke Hicks, Nonfics

“To say that there are no easy answers to planetary woes is to state the obvious. But the film seeks to reveal rather than lecture, in the hope that our eyes will convince our brains to act before it’s too late.”Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“Its cinematography and passion for our planet make a strong case for your attention.”Nick Allen,


Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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