Tuesday, January 25, 2011

See the World from a Different Perspective!! A One-Week Engagement!

"HOME"

A View From Above That Will Change Your World


A Film By: Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Produced By: Luc Besson & Denis Carot | Narrated By: Glenn Close

As a Gift to New York City, Yann Arthus-Bertrand is offering the public

Free Admission to all Village East Cinema screenings of "HOME"

from February 4-10, 2011

Tickets are available at www.VillageEastCinema.com and at the Village East Box Office

(12th St @ 2nd Ave)

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is in New York for interviews

January 31st-February 6th

Contact for DVDs & Interviews with Director:

Erin Bruce, Falco Ink., (212) 445-7100, ErinBruce@FalcoInk.com

Screening Times, Press Notes, Artwork & Trailer available at:

www.homethemovie.org



Directed by photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand and narrated by Glenn

Close, “HOME” takes you on a visually stunning, spectacular voyage around the world. It is a

unique film that approaches the current debate about climate change from a whole new angle,

giving the viewer the opportunity to see how our earth is changing. Going well beyond the

scientific reports, charts and graphs, this film is an inspiration that speaks to our hearts and

touches our souls.

Humans have upset the balance of planet Earth. We must act now. It's too late to be a pessimist.

The price is too high. Humanity has barely ten years to reverse the trend and change its patterns

of consumption.

Spanning 54 countries and 120 locations, all seen from the air, the film captures the Earth's most

amazing landscapes, showcasing its incomparable beauty and acknowledging its vulnerability.

HOME” is an emotional reminder of what is at stake: the Earth, in all its beauty, and the

people who live on it. With this film, Arthus-Bertrand hopes to provide a stepping-stone to

further the call to action to take care of our HOME and encourage viewers to become good “eco-

citizens.”

“HOME” is the first film made using only aerial footage. The film marks Yann Arthus-

Bertrand's feature film directorial debut. The movie is carbon offset. This means that all of the

CO2 emissions engendered by making the film are calculated and offset by sums of money that

are used to provide clean energy to those who don't have any. For the last ten years, all the work

of Yann Arthus-Bertrand has been carbon offset.

“HOME” is a non-for-profit film project, produced by film director and producer Luc Besson

(Europacorp), Denis Carot (Elzevir Films) and supported by Fran├žois-Henri Pinault of PPR

Group, the branding portfolio that handles Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and several other luxury

brands. In the United States, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment represents the film.


After completing the amazing imagery of "HOME," Yann Arthus-Bertrand began his next

journey around the world by screening the film for free wherever there was an audience curious

to experience it. The journey began on World Environment Day, June 5, 2009, when the film

was released worldwide across all media platforms -- theater, television, DVD and Internet. Free

screenings took place across 5 continents. Since then, more than 400 million people have

watched "HOME."

Yann Arthus-Bertrand's next journey brings him back to New York City, a city he loves, where

several events inspired by "HOME" culminates in a one-week run of free screenings, from

February 4-10, 2011, at the Village East Cinemas in New York.


ABOUT YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a world famous French photographer, filmmaker and

environmentalist who has always had a passion for the animal and natural

world. Some of his works include Lions, Six Billion Others -- Climate Voices,

Earth from Above, 365 Days to Think About Our Planet and New York From

the Air. He founded Altitude, the world's first aerial photography agency. His

foundation GoodPlanet works with individuals, companies and institutions to

help improve their environmental awareness in a variety of ways, including

campaigns to help groups reduce their carbon footprints by 10% in a year.

GoodPlanet Junior is a collaboration with the French League of Education to teach students how

to be good eco-citizens. He is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment

Programme (UNEP). After the release of HOME, his next project is to launch the official UN

declaration of 2011 as the "International Year of the Forest," by producing a short-film, a book,

an educational poster campaign and an exhibition on the theme of FORESTS.


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