Yesterday John Kerry sent out an email from Leonardo DiCaprio to promote DiCaprio’s new film “The 11th Hour.” Kerry said in the opener of the email:
Our climate crisis demands action, and to get action we need awareness and activism — so I’m really happy to see great work being done by people like Leonardo DiCaprio to help catalyze the grassroots movement. I’m pleased to give him the chance to tell you about this important new film–John Kerry
DiCaprio says in the email:
I’d like to thank John Kerry for giving me this opportunity to tell you about something that’s very important to me. I’m writing to tell you about my new environmental film, The 11th Hour. The film documents the environmental crises we face and the solutions we must begin to implement.
With the help of over fifty of the world’s most prominent thinkers and activists, including reformer Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking, and Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, The 11th Hour documents the grave problems facing the planet’s life systems. Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and depletion of the oceans’ habitats are all addressed.
However, the most powerful element of The 11th Hour is not a portrait of a planet in crisis, but an offering of hope and solutions. The film ends with a call for restorative action through reshaping human activity.
The 11th Hour opened on August 17th in New York and Los Angeles. On the 24th it opens in other cities, and in the following weeks across the country. It would be great if you could go see it and bring a friend.
You can go to our website to get more information on the movie and when it will play near you.
We need the message of this movie to hit as far and wide as possible.
The hope is us. Let’s begin.
Watch The Trailer Here:
Incase you missed it earlier this month, DiCaprio told People Magazine that he “isn’t planning to campaign for any of the 2008 candidates just yet.”
“I’m still on the fence about it, to tell you the truth,” DiCaprio, 32, told reporters at Wednesday’s press conference for The 11th Hour in Beverly Hills. “I have yet to hear a candidate that has clearly laid out their environmental policy in a way that is inspiring to me.”
Dicaprio was very active in the ’04 election and strong supporter of John Kerry. He told People: “I thought he had an amazing environmental policy. But I have yet to hear a candidate that has compared in that regard.”
The Blood Diamond star says he’s looking for specifics from the 2008 candidates. “I’m waiting for the right questions to be asked, and for these candidates to give really clear responses to what they’re going to do in a tangible way – not a lot of rhetoric,” he said. “I want to hear hardcore facts.”
But with the election still more than a year away, DiCaprio adds, “There is a lot of time left. …I’m not sure what I’m going to do.”
Mark Silva noted on The Swamp yesterday:
Al Gore may have an Oscar.
But John Kerry has Leonardo DiCaprio.