A SELL-OUT crowd will pile into Forum 6 cinemas this weekend for a documentary and panel discussion about climate change and the future of the Tamworth region.
The cinema has joined forces with the Tamworth Regional Landcare group to bring the feature film 2040 to town while starting a conversations about the future.
The documentary "embarks on journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available".
The Sunday screening will be followed by a panel discussion of local leaders in sustainability and environmentalism.
Tamworth Regional Landcare coordinator Penne Fraser believed the city was receptive to more sustainable actions being taken.
We're ready to embrace better solutions we have available, but it's about government and community being able to work togetherTamworth Landcare coordinator Penne Fraser
"The event is sold out so that's a positive sign," Ms Fraser said.
"I think this is the movie we need at the moment with climate change and severe drought, things are tough.
"But this film wants to bring hope and the very real possibility in the process to improve the planet for everyone.
"Climate change and droughts are scary, but this film gives us a bit of hope."
Earlier this year, New England MP Barnaby Joyce said "there was nothing they could do in Canberra to change the climate".
"There are things you can do that are empathetic to a global movement, but there is nothing by itself that will have any effect on the climate whatsoever," he said.
Ms Fraser said the people "we're ready to embrace better solutions we have available, but it's about government and community being able to work together."
There will be a panel discussion following the screening featuring a range of local voices, including permaculturalist and organic grower John Simpson, sustainable fashion proponent Emily Honess, Kamilaroi cultural educator Len Waters, renewable energy advocate Emma Stilts and the council's planning director Brent McAlister.
The screening starts at Forum 6 cinemas and 2.30pm on Sunday, August 4.