Future Weather

Future Weather

Sloan Foundation Film

Release Date



  • Jenny Deller


  • Perla Haney-Jardine
  • Lili Taylor
  • Amy Madigan


  • Film Independent Producers Grant, 2008

When her single mom runs off to California, Laudurée, a passionate environmentalist, clings to her rural home and a carbon sequestration experiment.

Laudurée (Perla Haney-Jardine) is a 13-year-old loner, passionate about nature and obsessed with ecological disaster. Greta (Amy Madigan), her grandmother, is a fiery nurse jaded by alcohol and disappointment. When Laudurée is abruptly abandoned by her dreamer single mom, she decides to take survival into her own hands, forcing her and Greta to rethink their futures and leap into the unknown.

Possible Topics

  • The science of climate change
  • The role of female mentors in science

Past Programs


Global Climate Change

SIFF Cinema Uptown, Seattle, WA

Climate Change Science

Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA

The Making of Future Weather

Provincetown Film Festival / Waters Edge Cinema, Provincetown, MA


Climate Change: A Filmmaker's Perspective

The Little Theatre, Rochester, NY


Skirting the Issue: Women in Science

Salina Art Center, Salina, KS


The Ongoing Impact of Climate Change

Film Streams, Omaha, NE


Nebraska’s climate, past and future

Midwest Theater, Scottsbluff, NE

The dinosaurs didn't see it coming. What's our excuse?

a/perture cinema, Winston-Salem, NC