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April 10, 2012

Surviving Progress a Hit at its New York Launch

By Sandy Haksi

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Exec Producer Martin Scorcese
From the Surviving Progress opening at the Lincoln Center Film Society in New York City, April 6th, 2012. From left to right: Mathieu Roy (Director), Martin Scorsese (Executive Producer). Photo credit: Rachel Lowery

Surviving Progress opened in New York this past weekend, and crowds were able to enjoy Executive Producer and veteran filmmaker Martin Scorsese introduce the hit documentary. The film has been getting phenomenal reviews and is currently polling with a higher audience rating—88%— than The Hunger Games on Rotten Tomatoes!

“Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks’ film beautifully pieces together bits of history into an overarching discussion about the meaning and value of human progress, much in the same vein as Adam Curtis’s lyrical documentaries  …  a visually and intellectually engaging film.”- Film-Forward

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.

SURVIVING PROGRESS GETS RAVE REVIEWS!

Earth Island Journal - "Surviving Progress is essential viewing. It’s among the best eco-docs since 2006’s Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth. The interviews and archival footage are spliced with cinematically splendid close-ups revealing the wonder and splendor of a natural world that we must save — along with ourselves."

Film-Forward - "Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks’ film beautifully pieces together bits of history into an overarching discussion about the meaning and value of human progress, much in the same vein as Adam Curtis’s lyrical documentaries … a visually and intellectually engaging film.”

New York Times - "Zippily edited and nicely photographed, 'Surviving Progress' is a fine summary of a hot ugly mess." — MANOHLA DARGIS

Village Voice -  "A who's who of great thinkers... are riveting as they walk us through the question of whether we will or can survive progress"

NPR - "provocative"

Film Journal - This visually impressive Canadian documentary, rich in expert ideas, is a terrific resource for those who think and really care to know.

Slant - "By turning the idea of progress on its head, the nimble Surviving Progress exquisitely presents to us the possibility that humankind's achievements may cause its downfall." Kalvin Henely, Slant Magazine

Rotten Tomatoes - 77% critics based on 13 reviews, 86% audience - based on 513 reviews

Surviving Progress filmmakers
From left to right: Harold Crooks (Co-Director), Mathieu Roy (Director), Martin Scorsese (Executive Producer), Daniel Louis (Producer) Photo credit: Rachel Lowery

"A thought-provoking documentary on the major crises of our times brought on by an uncritical acceptance of the idea of progress."
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice

"Martin Scorsese's executive producing credit provides a connotation of the superb production values employed in this essential documentary about the catastrophic effects of the industrial revolution on our planet."
Cole Smithey

"we need to have our memories refreshed often by docs like this."
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve

"In an ironically overpopulated documentary genre, it's a fresh approach."
Jim Slotek - Jam! Movies

"often fascinating and beautiful to look at"
Stephen Cole - Globe and Mail

"Crucial, captivating and profoundly disturbing..."
Greg Quill - Toronto Star

TWEET CHEAT SHEET

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  • #SurvivingProgress now has a better audience rating on @RottenTomatoes than The Hunger Games! http://bit.ly/HEHyEr
  • Mathieu Roy& Harold Crooks film #SurvivingProgress beautifully pieces together bits of history...about meaning & value of human progress
  • NYTimes: Zippily edited & nicely photographed, #SurvivingProgress is a fine summary of a hot ugly mess. http://nyti.ms/I3ugmm
  • @VillageVoice: A who's who of great thinkers...walk us through the question of whether we will... #SurviveProgress" http://bit.ly/HYnrT3
  • FILM JOURNAL INT'L http://bit.ly/HCCHiW visually impressive Canadian documentary, rich in expert ideas...#SURVIVING PROGRESS
  • #SURVIVING PROGRESS *** Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News http://nydn.us/HuU5qb US PREMIERE TONIGHT!!
  • #SurvivingProgress exquisitely poses: humankind's achievements may cause its downfall @Slant_Magazine http://bit.ly/HZWSf7

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Comments(2)

On April 22, 2012 at 09:56 PM peter moss wrote:
Is this ever going to come to Calgary?

On June 14, 2012 at 02:33 PM Blanky wrote:
I'll start off the conversation. Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine was a mind-blower for me. I liked the use of catnroos to talk about race relations in the U.S. But, I was saddened by the Charleton Heston interview at the end of the movie.

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