Post-apocalyptic docu-drama The Age of Stupid stars Pete Postlethwaite as a global archivist living in 2055, flipping through the pivotal news stories from 2004 - 2008 on a Minority Report-type screen, wondering why we didn’t stop global warming when we had a chance. Well, maybe we would have had time if HBO didn't produce so much time-consuming must-see TV.

It premieres tonight at 700 locations in over 50 countries simultaneously, coinciding with Climate Week NYC. Supposedly, this will set a new Guinness World Record for the largest single screen shared audience experience ever. Here in New York, it's screening at several cinemas, and the premiere gala takes place down at the World Financial Center, in a solar-powered tent. We're told that guests, who include former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, will arrive via boats, bikes and solar cars.

A bicycle-powered performance by Moby will be broadcast before the screening, followed by an acoustic set from Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. The Radiohead frontman was spotted in LA last week, but it's unclear whether he's now here in town for the gig or will be performing via satellite. Watch the trailer below, and the Times has a lengthy interview with filmmaker Franny Armstrong, a Briton best known for McLibel, her documentary on a seven-year court battle between McDonald’s and two vegetarian anti-meat, anti-corporate campaigners.