Media Art & Design Exposed (MADE) in Edmonton brings a pair of FREE film screenings to Metro Cinema. On Feb 10 is Blue Vinyl, and on Feb 24 is Escape from Suburbia.
With humor, chutzpah and a piece of vinyl siding firmly in hand, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand and co-director and award-winning cinematographer Daniel B. Gold set out in search of the truth about polyvinyl chloride (PVC), America's most popular plastic. From Long Island to Louisiana to Italy, they unearth the facts about PVC and its effects on human health and the environment.
Back at the starter ranch, Helfand coaxes her terribly patient parents into replacing their vinyl siding on the condition that she can find a healthy, affordable alternative (and it has to look good!).
A detective story, an eco-activism doc, and a rollicking comedy, BLUE VINYL puts a human face on the dangers posed by PVC at every stage of its life cycle, from factory to incinerator. Consumer consciousness and the "precautionary principle" have never been this much fun.
This is a FREE screening, put on by MADE in Edmonton.
- Tuesday February 10, 2009 at 8:00PM
This screening is part of the larger thematic series: