On Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m., at the Armory Center for the Arts, Conscientious Projector will celebrate its eighth anniversary by showing Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth, a sometimes amusing but in-depth documentary on the limits of economic growth in an era of declining natural resources, overpopulation and the increasingly high cost of climate change. For many years, filmmaker Dave Gardner helmed award-winning projects for several Fortune 500 companies (and PBS), but his observations of the real workings of the global economy ultimately led him away from the growth model to advocate for a more sustainable approach and run for city council in his hometown of Colorado Springs on a no-growth platform. Featuring interviews with sustainability luminaries Paul Ehrlich, Bill McKibben, Juliet Schor, Raj Patel, Herman Daly and Chris Martenson among many others.
Film series organizers Marty Coleman and Bob Brummel will lead a community discussion following the film. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.