The documentary “How to Change the World,” which tracks the rise of Greenpeace, will be screening across the nation in a one-night event on Sept. 9.
The screenings in Austin area are at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at Cinemark Southpark Meadows, the Arbor, the Metropolitan, the Hill Country Galleria, the Cinemark Cedar Park, the Tinseltown in Pflugerville and the Starplex in San Marcos.
Director Jerry Rothwell uses archival footage from the Greenpeace vaults in Amsterdam to tell the story of the people who founded Greenpeace and helped define the modern green movement.
In a director’s statement, Rothwell talks about how a small group of friends in Vancouver in the late 1960s “set out to shift the way people think about the place of humans in nature. Today’s Greenpeace, with its 41 national offices around the globe and 2.7 million members, had its origins in the activities of a handful of ‘mystics and mechanics’ in one small city forty years ago.”