This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and even though initiatives to target areas crucial to creating a more environmentally friendly society have been hampered by the Coronavirus, it does not mean the show can’t go on. With organizations such as Earth Day going digital this year and thanks to projects dedicated to cleaning up the environment already in place since January (Forbes), all is not lost.
It has been said that Earth Day should be every day, but on this occasion, we take a razor sharp focus on the films and their soundtracks dedicated to this time of reflection, education and re-commitment to mother earth.Continue reading Earth Day 2019 Film and Soundtracks: One Strange Rock, Before The Flood and The 11th Hour + More
Earth Day can be a time of reflection, education or re-commitment to the world we live in. Lakeshore Records is proud to have partnered with filmmakers and composers on climate change and environmental projects such as through last year’s Before The Flood release in which we, along with composers Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai, helped raise $10k for terrapass, a charity that works to offset carbon emissions.
This year, we are pleased to present National Geographic’s A Symphony For Our World, which premieres tonight. This, and other Earth Day films below feature music by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians and composers.
Can you believe it’s been a year since Lakeshore Records teamed up with record stores around the country to present the release of Before The Flood in support of terrapass? The album features score by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai was an international collaboration for Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary, Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens, the climate change documentary and the beautiful score is a solid choice to cue up for this Earth Day.
A sober, thoughtful documentary that combines a lament for a lost Eden with a rousing call to action. – Allan Hunter, Screen International
It’s the perfect soundtrack for DiCaprio’s trek across the globe investigating the imminent perils of climate change and what we must do to save the planet. The soundtrack for Before the Flood is an extremely impressive and collaborative effort from some of the most creative musicians on the scene today. – Rob Wacey, AllMusic
Netflix has added Academy Award® winner Leonardo DiCaprio’s epic environmental documentary, Before The Flood to its lineup! Directed by Academy Award® Winner Fisher Stevens and Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, the film broke streaming records upon its release when it surpassed 60 million views worldwide. DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.
Featuring score by Academy Award® winners Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai, the album is available now via Lakeshore Records.
Handsomely shot and entertainingly paced, “Before the Flood” may not tackle too much new ground, but given the sincerity of its message, its ability to assemble such a watchable and comprehensive account gives it an undeniable urgency. – Andrew Barker, Variety