Everything's Cool (film)

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Everything's Cool
DVD cover
Directed byDaniel B. Gold
Judith Helfand
Produced byAdam Wolfensohn
StarringRoss Gelbspan
Heidi Cullen
Ted Nordhaus
Michael Shellenberger
Philip Cooney
Release date
  • 2007 (2007)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States

Everything's Cool is a 2007 documentary film that examines the divide between scientists and the general populace on the topic of global warming. Director Dan Gold said of the motivation for the film that "I'm optimistic that finally the message that this is real, that human beings are the cause of the most recent warming trend, and that it's an important issue, that message is actually reaching America. On the other hand ... if that message was fully understood, we would be moving a lot faster to slow this down and to reverse this course."[1]

The documentary was shown at the Sundance film festival in January 2007 and at the San Francisco International Film Festival in May 2007.[2] The directors also took Blue Vinyl, a film about plastic pollution, to Sundance in 2002.[3] It was shown on CBC in Canada as part of the Passionate Eye series.[4]

The New York Times called it "a breezy polemic about the politics of global warming ... [that] adopts a cheerful comic tone to avoid scaring audiences."[5] The LA Times said that "With wit and passion, Gold and Helfand marshal a plethora of data and developments yet never lose their narrative thread."[6] The New York Sun was less favourable, calling it "the best movie I've ever seen about global warming for kids in junior high school, but it's the most annoying movie about global warming I've ever seen for adults."[7]


  1. ^ Parsons, Emmy (4 August 2007). "Film Festival Q&A ... with Daniel Gold and Judith Helfand". Traverse City Record-Eagle. Archived from the original on 2008-02-20. Retrieved 2009-10-29.
  2. ^ Parsont, Joanna (2007). "EVERYTHING'S COOL". San Francisco International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2009-10-29.
  3. ^ Halbfinger, David M. (30 November 2006). "Coming to Sundance: New Crop of Engaged Indie Films". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-29.
  4. ^ "EVERYTHING' S COOL". CBC Newsworld. 23 September 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-29.
  5. ^ Holden, Stephen (23 November 2007). "A Cold Look at Warming Mixes Pep and Despair". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-29.
  6. ^ "The witty side of global warming". Los Angeles Times. 23 November 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-29. [dead link]
  7. ^ Hendrix, Grady (23 November 2007). "Warming for Dummies". New York Sun. Retrieved 2009-10-29.

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