Staff report

Transition Charlotte is hosting a free screening of Josh Fox’s newest film, How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change, at the Charlotte Senior Center on Monday, Feb. 13, at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Ruah Swennerfelt with questions.

In How to Let Go, Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) continues his deeply personal style, investigating climate change—the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on six continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?

Fox premiered the film at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016. The film was awarded the 2016 Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C., and has been invited to screen at the Telluride Mountain Festival, the Cleveland International Film festival, the Princeton Environmental Film Festival, the Environmental Film Festival at Yale and Hot Docs, among many others. Dozens of grassroots groups across the country have asked Fox to bring the film to their communities.

The film is about the power that local communities have in determining their own climate and energy solutions democratically. More than just a film, How to Let Go is intended to be a launch-pad for education and action in communities. Community screenings such as this will help communities lead a renewable energy revolution, one community at a time.