A Fierce Green Fire
A Fierce Green Fire (2013)

Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff and informed by advisors like the biologist E.O. Wilson, A FIERCE GREEN FIRE chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century and one of the keys to the 21st. It brings together… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 1, 2013
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2013
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Loren King
Boston Globe

Comprehensively tackles a sprawling subject and keeps things loose and lively.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

A worthy reminder of how much has been done to help heal our planet's ecological woes as well as how much remains to be achieved.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Not another documentary exposť of a particular disaster or eco-crime but a history of the environmental movement itself, motivated by the idea that 'our industrial civilization has grown so powerful that it threatens the natural world...'

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Kitchell plods through this worthy material.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

About as sleepy as a documentary can be.

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Jamie S. Rich

Manages to make the larger cause relatable by focusing on the individual stories of conservationist leaders and radical activists

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

It's a decent overview of the subject, but the film's presentation is unexceptional, and it never hints that there is reasoned opposition to the views it advocates.

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Zachary Wigon
Village Voice

There's no consistent narrative thread to carry the film from start to finish, and A Fierce Green Fire fails to open any singular intellectual or psychological point of investigation.

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Gerald Peary
Arts Fuse

I agree totally with its politics while abhorring its unimaginative political correctness.

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