20 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2H5
The CARLTON CINEMA
EARTHLINGS (2005) – 10-Year Anniversary Screening!
directed by Shaun Monson
EARTHLINGS is an award-winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. Considered the most persuasive documentary ever made, EARTHLINGS is nicknamed “the Vegan maker” for its sensitive footage shot at animal shelters, pet stores, puppy mills, factory farms, slaughterhouses, the leather and fur trades, sporting events, circuses and research labs.
The film is narrated by Academy Award® nominee Joaquin Phoenix and features music by platinum-selling recording artist Moby. Initially ignored by distributors, today EARTHLINGS is considered the definitive animal rights film by organizations around the world. “Of all the films I have ever made, this is the one that gets people talking the most,” said Phoenix. “For every one person who sees EARTHLINGS, they will tell three.”
In 1999, writer/producer/director Shaun Monson began work on a series of PSAs about spaying and neutering pets. The footage he shot at animal shelters around Los Angeles affected him so profoundly that the project soon evolved into EARTHLINGS. The film would take another six years to complete because of the difficulty in obtaining footage within these profitable industries. Though the film was initially ignored by distributors, who told Monson that the film would “never see the light of day and should be swept under the rug,” today EARTHLINGS is considered the definitive animal rights film by organizations around the world.
We are incredibly proud to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of this incredible film and encourage you to spread the word far and wide that the Carlton is hosting a screening of the landmark documentary EARTHLINGS.
We are also very proud to announce that this screening is sponsored by the WISHING WELL SANCTUARY (http://www.wishingwellsanctuary.org/) and YAMCHOPS, Toronto’s Vegetarian Butcher (http://yamchops.com/).
**WARNING: This is an extremely graphic film that depicts the horrific world that many animals are unfortunate to be a part of – be it the meat, fashion or medicinal industry. Viewer discretion is STRONGLY ADVISED!**
Feature: 7:00 PM
Tickets are on sale NOW at the box office and online at: www.carltoncinema.ca!