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April 04, 2012

Surviving Progress Opens Friday, April 6th in New York!

By Sandy Haksi

Coming soon to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, San Diego, Portland OR, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, Columbus OH, New Orleans, Washington DC, Philadelphia & Boston

SURVIVING PROGRESS is a stunning new feature documentary that connects the financial collapse, growing inequity, and the Wall Street oligarchy, with future technology, sustainability, and the fate of civilization.

Please spread the word as it's so important for films to do well on opening weekend in order to stay in theatres!! The film has already been a big success in Canada and we're thrilled to see it hit the big screen in the US.

You can contribute to the success of Surviving Progress by joining the event on Facebook, following @CorporationFilm, and tweeting #SurvivingProgress to stay involved in the conversation. Forward our email too!


Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center
Intro by executive producer Martin Scorsese!
Q&A w/director Mathieu Roy and co-director Harold Crooks at the 7:15 pm show on Friday, April 6th

144 W 65th St b/t Broadway & Amsterdam | 212.875.5600
Showtimes: 10:30 am, 2:50 pm & 7:15 pm daily
Buy tickets

Cinema Village
Q&A w/co-director Harold Crooks at the 7:00 pm show on Saturday, April 7th!
22 E 12th St b/t 5th Ave & University Pl | 212.924.3363
Showtimes: 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 & 9:10 pm daily
Buy tickets

Trailer & more info:

Facebook event page:

For info on Surviving Progress and a Tweet Cheat Sheet to keep the momentum going, keep reading after the jump...

Tweet Cheat Sheet

#SurvivingProgress (@surv_progress) will be opening in @newyorkcity April 6-7! Showtimes: @firstrun

#SurvivingProgress hits US theatres! Foward the @HelloCoolWorld launch email to your friends:

#SurvivingProgress is launching in @newyorkcity on Apr 6th at the Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center (@ndnf). Buy tickets:

#SurvivingProgress is playing at #CinemaVillage in @newyorkcity starting Friday, Apr 6th. Buy tickets:

"A stellar cast of articulate and authoritative interviewees…" #SurvivingProgress review @Variety:

"Epic in scope....takes Jared Diamond's COLLAPSE a step farther."#AintItCool review of #SurvivingProgress:

"if AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and INSIDE JOB had a brainy love child, it might look like #SURVIVINGPROGRESS" @MacleansMag:

Have our brains evolved enough to handle the technology we've created? #SurvivingProgress hits US screens:

Is Wall Street killing the environment? Read "The Road to #SurvivingProgress" by @leirenyoung

Director @mathroy discusses what leads to societal collapse in @Nowtoronto #SurvivingProgress

"In #SurvivingProgress (@surv_progress), civilization should be viewed as an experiment" -- @georgiastraight

@mathroy & HaroldCrooks talk to Tribute at #TIFF about #SurvivingProgress (@surv_progress)

First Financial Insights Inc: #SurvivingProgress (@surv_progress) "Most Important Film in Decades"

"Provocative, brainy, visually arresting, disturbing." #SurvivingProgress:

Every mouse click used to copy/paste a tweet, or share a link helps! 

SURVIVING PROGRESS is inspired by Ronald Wright’s bestseller A Short History of Progress. Filmmakers Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks dig deep into human nature and patterns of history to challenge and redefine the very idea of progress.

For the last four years Mark Achbar has been the executive producer along with Vancouver colleague Betsy Carson on 10 documentaries made possible by the box office success of The Corporation. As Mark says:

"In light of the Occupy movement, that this film — 6 years in the making — is being released NOW is some kind of miracle of timing!"

JOIN & SHARE the Facebook event
FOLLOW @CorporationFilm
TWEET #SurvivingProgress


**April 6 update: NEW REVIEWS IN TWEET FORM**

 #SurvivingProgress now has the same audience rating on @RottenTomatoes as The Hunger Games!
NYTimes: Zippily edited & nicely photographed, #SurvivingProgress is a fine summary of a hot ugly mess. NOW PLAYING
@VillageVoice: A who's who of great thinkers...walk us through the question of whether we will... #SurviveProgress" 
@nprnews  #SurvivingProgress  "provocative" NOW PLAYING! 
FILM JOURNAL INT'L visually impressive Canadian documentary, rich in expert ideas... #SURVIVINGPROGRESS 
#SurvivingProgress exquisitely poses: humankind's achievements may cause its downfall @Slant_Magazine

Tag(s): Film Launch, Surviving Progress

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On April 05, 2012 at 04:56 AM Idlerush wrote:
Can't wait to see this!

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