#TIFF19: “AND WE GO GREEN”
Review by David Baldwin for Mr. Will Wong
Oscar-winning Documentarian Fisher Stevens and Producer Leonardo DiCaprio were at TIFF back in 2016 with their climate change Doc Before the Flood. They return this year with another environmental Doc, And We Go Green, centring on the International Formula E racing circuit, the drivers racing electric cars during one 12-race season and all of the advancements and benefits electric cars will have on our future.
And We Go Green is at its best when Stevens and Co-Director Malcolm Venville are focusing on the origins of Formula E racing and on the electric cars themselves. This material is fascinating and of the most vital importance to literally everyone on the planet. But only a small portion of the Film’s 99-minute running time are spent on these topics. The rest are spent on the racing and the drivers. As you can imagine, the racing scenes are fairly spectacular and thrilling. But the profiles and histories on the drivers, not to mention all the in-fighting and drama these racers cause, wreck of bad reality television. I was compelled by their tales in some instances, but as the Film progresses deep into the season, I found myself caring less and less.
AND WE GO GREEN screens during TIFF at the following times:
Sunday September 8, 3:00pm @ Ryerson Theatre [World Premiere]
Tuesday September 10, 1:30pm @ Scotiabank Theatre
Friday September 13, 9:45am @ Scotiabank Theatre