European premiere of Fisher Stevens’ and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood added to BFI London Film Festival lineup

Before the Flood is a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change.

Before the Flood (2016)

Before the Flood (2016)

The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® confirms the European Premiere of Before the Flood from filmmakers Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio, as a Special Presentation programme addition presented on Saturday 15 October at the Odeon Leicester Square.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood is a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.

Fisher Stevens, director says:

“We can no longer turn a blind eye to the issue of climate change; we are at a crucial moment where if we don’t act now, we will forever pay the price. I’m looking forward to sharing Before the Flood with the BFI London Film Festival this October. London is one of the greatest cities in the world and my hope is that this film provides a global wakeup call about our inevitable fate should we fail to act.”

Clare Stewart, Director BFI London Film Festival, says:

“We are thrilled to be presenting the European premiere of Before the Flood, a film that is both an urgent and illuminating update on climate change and a passionate clarion call from Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens.”

National Geographic presents with Ratpac Documentary Films an Appian Way production in association with Insurgent docs and Diamond docs. A film by Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens, Before the Flood is written by Mark Monroe, edited by Geoffrey Richman A.C.E, Ben Sozanski, Abhay Sofsky and Brett Banks with cinematographer Antonio Rossi, executive music producers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, executive producers Martin Scorsese, Adam Bardach, Mark Monroe and Zara Duffy. Produced by Fisher Stevens, Trevor Davidoski, Jennifer Davisson, Brett Ratner and James Packer. Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Fisher Stevens.

The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express takes place from Wednesday 5 October-Sunday 16 October 2016.

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