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My Extinction


What does it take for us to act on the climate crisis – especially if we’re the kind of person who should already be acting? In this funny, relatable portrait, a concerned yet ineffectual dad finds the first step is letting those unbearable feelings of climate anxiety in, instead of pushing them aside. But as he meets others like him, he discovers how oil-backed propagandists funded our denial and paralysis.

They set out to unmask the vested interests responsible, helping raise a generation’s leading authors in vibrant chorus at the 2020 game-changing Tufton Street protest. MY EXTINCTION is a revealingly honest account of how to feel your feelings, act on your privilege, and get active when threatened with extinction.

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Mon 07 Aug
HOME, Manchester
Tue 08 Aug
JW3, London
Thu 10 Aug
JW3, London
Thu 10 Aug
Totnes Cinema, Totnes
Wed 23 Aug
Watershed, Bristol
Wed 30 Aug
Kinokulture, Oswestry
Sat 03 Sept
Exeter Picturehouse
Wed 06 Sept
Duke's at Komedia, Brighton
Thu 07 Sep
The Poly, Falmouth
Sat 09 Sept
The Ritzy, London
Mon 11 Sept
Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge
Thu 28 Sep
Plymouth Arts, Plymouth
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Tue 03 Oct
Harbour Lights, Southampton


Josh Appignanesi is a writer/director whose work spans fiction, documentary and the space in-between. His six feature films were released theatrically in over thirty territories and online in over a hundred, with work gaining festival Competition slots at Tribeca, Rotterdam, Cannes/ACID, Berlin and Sheffield, awards at London, Edinburgh, Turin, Kodak and BIFA and BAFTA nominations.

He directed the features HUSBAND (2022), FEMALE HUMAN ANIMAL (2018), THE NEW MAN (2016), THE INFIDEL (2010) and SONG OF SONGS (2006), and co-wrote US rom-com ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME starring Sarah Jessica Parker. He has directed Tom Hiddleston, John Malkovich, David Tennant, Archie Panjabi, Omid Djalili, Claudia Jessie, Miranda Hart, and Richard Schiff, collaborating with David Baddiel and artist Martin Creed. Cultural figures like Zadie Smith, Mark Rylance, Hisham Matar, Slavoj Zizek, Chloe Aridjis, and Marina Warner have appeared in his films, often playing ‘versions of themselves.’

His work has been shown on BBC TV, Channel 4, MUBI, BFIPlayer, with interviews on BBC Newsnight, BBC Radio 3 and 4, and The Guardian.  Funders have included Arts Council England, BFI, BBC Films, Channel4, Film London, WellcomeTrust, and AHRC.

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