TIFF: Climate Crisis Doc 'This Changes Everything' Gets October Release

Avi Lewis' film, executive produced by Alfonso Cuaron, Danny Glover and Seth MacFarlane, will bow at the Toronto Film Festival.

Abramorama and FilmBuff have set This Changes Everything, Avi Lewis' climate crisis documentary, for an early October U.S. release.

The film will have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. Filmbuff is handling worldwide sales for This Changes Everything, which is based on the non-fiction book by Canadian activist Naomi Klein, who also narrates the documentary.

The film will launch theatrically in New York City on Oct. 2, before rolling out elsewhere throughout the month. This Changes Everything, from Klein Lewis Productions and Louverture Films, has strong celebrity backing, with Alfonso Cuaron, Danny Glover and Seth MacFarlane sharing executive producer credits, and Pamela Anderson, Vivienne Westwood and Susan Rockefeller serving as co-executive producers.

The documentary follows seven communities worldwide on the front lines of fossil fuel extraction and harmful climate change, from Montana’s Powder River Basin and the Alberta Tar Sands to the coast of South India and urban Beijing.

The film's multi-platform marketing push coming out of Toronto will include special one-off screenings in major European cities on September 26, including projection on the side of a coal-fired power station in Amsterdam and a solar-powered pop-up cinema in Athens. Lewis and Klein will also take part in the Toronto festival's industry conference to discuss building documentary audiences from the ground up.

Filmbuff pre-sold the Canadian rights to indie distributor VSC.