Years of Living Dangerously
- Thursday, July 17, 2014 / 7:00 PM (PDT)
- Pollock Theater
- Screening Format: Blu-Ray (88 Minutes)
- With Adam Bolt (Senior Producer)
The Carsey-Wolf Center and Summer Sessions was proud to present an episode of Showtime’s groundbreaking series, Years of Living Dangerously. We were honored to be able to screen The Surge, which follows MSNBC’s Chris Hayes as he shadows the climate change skeptic, Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, for a year in Staten Island in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The episode also features conservationist M. Sanjayan as he travels to the ends of the earth-including Christmas Island-to question some of the world’s top climate scientists.
The series just received two 2014 Emmy nominations (Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming). Senior Producer and 2014 Emmy nominee, Adam Bolt, joined us for a post screening Q&A.
Senior Producer Adam Bolt
Adam Bolt is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker. He was the senior producer on Years of Living Dangerously. Previously, he edited and co-wrote the Oscar-winning film Inside Job, for which he received the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Documentary Screenplay. His other credits include Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream, which premiered on PBS’s Independent Lens and went on to win a Peabody Award in 2013; Page One: Inside the New York Times, which was nominated for two Emmys in 2012; and the HBO documentary The Recruiter, which won a Columbia duPont award for excellence in Broadcast Journalism in 2010.
This event is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center.
The Carsey-Wolf Center is committed to screening documentaries from across the world that engage with contemporary and historical issues, especially regarding social justice and environmental concerns. Documentaries allow filmmakers to address pressing issues and frame the critical debates of our time.