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Summer movie season isn't just for the big-budget players, as our friends at 'SnagFilms' kick off "SummerFest," a weekly screening of six documentaries that have earned high marks from a spate of recent festivals. Every Friday for the next six weeks, we'll be highlighting a different feature, ranging from a profile of war photographer Robert King to an inspirational wrestler born with congenital amputation to an answer to the question "Did disco cause the collapse of the Soviet Union?" Each movie will be available for two weeks so stop dawdling and start watching. Summer movie season isn't just for the big-budget players, as our friends at SnagFilms kick off SummerFest, a weekly screening of six documentaries that have earned high marks from a spate of recent festivals. Every Friday for the next six weeks, we'll be highlighting a different feature, ranging from a profile of war photographer Robert King to an inspirational wrestler born with congenital amputation to an answer to the question "Did disco cause the collapse of the Soviet Union?" Each movie will be available for two weeks so stop dawdling and start watching.

Kicking off the series is 'The Age of Stupid,' a docudrama the Los Angeles Times called "'An Inconvenient Truth' but with a personality." By 2055, global inertia towards climate change has rendered the planet virtually uninhabitable, but Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite is confident that the planet will one day be restored to robustness. As the founder of The Global Archive, an Arctic storage facility that holds all of humanity's achievements, Postlethwaite remains hopeful despite overwhelming bad news.

Using actual archival news and documentary footage from 1950 until present day, 'The Age of Stupid' asks difficult, yet necessary, questions and treats the issue as far more than the academic exercise many view it today.


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