Join us for a screening of Blue Vinyl followed by a Q&A with Dr. Dick Clapp from UMass Lowell Center for Sustainable Production and Joy Onasch, P.E., from Toxic Use Reduction Institute.
Part family comedy and part horrifying investigative reportage, Blue Vinyl can make one simultaneously laugh and shiver with fear in the same, deceptively low-key moments. Documentary filmmaker Judith Helfand, upset that her parents are re-siding their house with blue vinyl, sets out to discover how vinyl is made and why, according to some scientists, it is the most hazardous of synthetic materials. The hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics are tackled in this documentary. Watch film trailer.
Location: First Parish Church United, 48 Main Street, Westford
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- Walk-ins are welcome if space is available. Walk-ins allowed entry at 6:50 pm (10 minutes prior to start of program). Payment is accepted at the door (cash or check only) for $8/person