The Sink or Swim Project (www.miamisearise.com) and The CLEO Institute (www.cleoinstitute.org) are hosting a World Premiere of the Years of Living Dangerously episode, entitled Gathering Storm, Oct. 27 at Miami’s Tower Theater. The film features Jack Black, Ian Somerhalder, and Nikki Reed from Season 2 of the acclaimed National Geographic series. The event sold out quickly, however, streaming video coverage of the red-carpet reception and key interviews with program personalities is being provided live on Facebook directly from the event venue.
Hailed as “the most important television series ever,” the first season of Years of Living Dangerously won the 2014 Emmy award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series with Executive Producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with Emmy winning “60 Minutes” Producers Joel Bach and David Gelber, and climate expert Daniel Abbasi.
Now, Tower Theater plays host to a special screening of the Season 2 episode that was filmed in Miami and The Bahamas in 2015-16. The 50-minute film focuses on Miami’s plight from global warming and sea level rise. Global live-stream video coverage starts at 6 p.m. at www.facebook.com/thesinkorswimproject. More than 350 attendees are attending the sold-out event, including Florida political leaders, acclaimed climate scientists, renowned educators, and activists – many of whom are deeply concerned with the growing problem of sea-level rise here in South Florida. Several of the personalities who appear in Gathering Storm will be on hand, as well as Co-Executive Producer of The Years Project Jon Meyersohn, who introduces the film and joins in the red-carpet reception. He is a seasoned network TV news producer (ABC’s 20/20, Nightline, Primetime).
Sink or Swim Project Founder Delaney Reynolds is a 17-year old climate activist who served as opening speaker at the Clinton-Gore Climate Change rally in Miami earlier this month. She is featured prominently in this Miami episode along with the following characters who will also attend the event:
•Philip Levine, Mayor-Miami Beach
•Philp Stoddard, Mayor-South Miami
•Keren Bolter, Climate Scientist-Florida Center for Environment Studies Scientist at FAU
•Nichole Hernandez Hammer, SE Climate Advocate at Union of Concerned Scientists
•Harold Wanless, Geologist-University of Miami
•Ben Kirtman, Climate Scientist-University of Miami
•Lise Van Susteren, Psychiatrist
•Reinaldo Borges, Architect
•Josh Stein, Realtor
These local “stars” also include appearances on the red carpet by Caroline Lewis of the CLEO Institute. Mayor Carlos Gimenez also is expected to participate.
Season 2 of the Years of Living Dangerously series airs publically starting Sunday, Oct. 30, on National
Geographic Channel before moving to its regularly scheduled slot, Wednesdays at 10/9c, beginning Nov. 2. The new season airs exclusively on NatGeo Channel in 171 countries and 45 languages. For more information, visit www.yearsoflivingdangerously.com.
Produced in collaboration with The Years Project and from Executive Producers James Cameron, Jerry
Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Years of Living Dangerously features some of Hollywood’s biggest influencers who are passionate about environmental issues, and it reveals emotional and hard-hitting accounts of the effects of climate change from across the planet.
The full list of Season 2 correspondents includes Jack Black, Gisele Bündchen, Ty Burrell, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, Thomas Friedman, Joshua Jackson, David Letterman, Aasif Mandvi, Nikki Reed, executive producer Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder, Cecily Strong, Sigourney Weaver and Bradley Whitford. They give first-person accounts from locations – some shockingly close to home, others in far-flung corners of the globe – where the effects of climate change are most prevalent.
For previous episodes and more information, visit www.yearsoflivingdangerously.com and follow @YearsOfLiving on Twitter.
For information about Miami’s Red-Carpet Premier on Oct. 27, contact Bill Kress with Kress Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-763-2429