If you’re wondering what movie to see this weekend, you would do well to avoid Hollywood pulp like The Green Hornet and instead check out the latest in Peter Joseph’s Zeitgeist series of films — the first to receive a “real” theatrical release. It’s still out of the mainstream so don’t expect to find it at your local mall cineplex, but it is screening in a lot of places (click here for a global screening map).

Of course Joseph is not without his critics (most recently because Jared Loughner was reportedly influenced by Zeitgeist), especially in connection with The Venus Project, but at the very least his film will make you think, unlike, say Little Fockers, also on wide release this weekend…  Here’s the trailer:

Peter Joseph has created another sequel to the ever-popular Zeitgeist. Entitled Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, the movie will be released in 60+ countries and in 20+ languages starting January 15th 2011. Here’s the official description:

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, by director Peter Joseph, is a feature length documentary work which will present a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject matter will transcend the issues of cultural relativism and traditional ideology and move to relate the core, empirical “life ground” attributes of human and social survival, extrapolating those immutable natural laws into a new sustainable social paradigm called a “Resource-Based Economy”.