Academy Award-nominee Lucy Walker focuses on one day in California’s 2018 megafire season to discover why these infernos are growing more common. Contrasting the experiences of wealthy Malibu in the southern end of the state with middle class Paradise in the north, Walker mixes personal reportage with history to deliver an in-depth understanding. The result, as New York Times critic Manohla Dargis wrote, is “specific and universal, harrowing and hopeful.”

-Courtesy of CBS/Paramount.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Lucy Walker.

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Director: Lucy Walker
Executive Producer: Michael Bloom, Bill Benenson, Laurie Benenson, Geralyn Dreyfous, Kathryn Everett, Ryan Heller, Tony Hsieh, Jena King, Lisa Leingang, Adam Lewis, Melony Lewis, Bryn Mooser, Regina Scully, Lynda Weinman, Jamie Wolf, Maria Zuckerman
Producer: Holly Becker, Julian Cautherley, Lyn Davis Lear, Martha Eidsness Mitchell, Lucy Walker; Co-Producer Jennie Bedusa, Christine Connor
Writer: Lucy Walker
Cinematographer: Catalina Ausin, Carmen Delaney, Battiste Fenwick, Grant Smith
Editor: Christy Denes, Wes Lipman, Dan Oberle
Music: Chris Douridas
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2021
US Distributor: CBS/Paramount