The Hamptons International Film Festival and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced the recipient of the $25,000 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize is Jenny Deller for her feature film “Future Weather.” The October 5th screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion that will focus on climatology and engaging students in scientific investigation.
Starring Lili Taylor, Amy Madiigan, and Perla Janey-Hardine, “Future Weather” is a personal story of a daughter’s struggle in the absence of her mother. When her single mom runs off to California, Lauduree, a passionate environmentalist, clings to her rural home and a carbon sequestration experiment. But her grandmother Greta, a caustic nurse on the verge of moving in with her long-distance boyfriend, has other plans. Thrust into each other’s lives, the two women must learn to trust each other and leap into the unknown.
“The Sloan Foundation has been a reliable and generous sponsor of HIFF for many years,” said HIFF Honorary Chairman Alec Baldwin. “We are grateful to have them as partners in exhibiting films which creatively explore the intersection of science and technology with the medium of film.”
I’m always happy to see people doing what they can to battle global warming.