The Lowell Film Collaborative experienced their first “Triple Threat” week! We screened two incredibly different and dynamic films on Monday and Tuesday, and tonight, we’ll complete our triple feature week with our showing of the humorous documentary Blue Vinyl.
What is Blue Vinyl you ask? Find out tonight! (But we’ll give you a little clue below!)
Blue Vinyl: The World’s First Toxic Comedy
Thursday, April 16 @ 7PM
Pollard Memorial Library
401 Merrimack Street, Lowell
(Free Event – Refreshments served at 6:30PM)
The Lowell Film Collaborative and the Green Building Commission partner for their second film of a four-part film series on Green Building! Take a humorous look into the PVC (polyvinyl chloride) industry in this truly unique and informative documentary!
From the Director:
“Everyone assured me vinyl siding was safe, and would only let off toxic gas in the rare event of a house fire. But after my experience with cancer caused by DES [a synthetic estrogen and anti-miscarriage drug prescribed to my mother and millions of other women], I figured any material so loaded with synthetic chemicals had to pose some kind of risk. Later I asked my dad, “If you had known that over the course of its lifecycle, from the factory to the incinerator, vinyl produces a wide array of deadly pollutants that threaten our future with a global toxic crisis, would you still have put it on the house?” “I hope not, honey,” he said. “But they didn’t write that on the box.” So, with a piece of vinyl siding firmly in hand (a remnant from my parent’s house) I took off – on a journey to re-write the outside of the box…”
And with that, our journey into the PVC world BEGINS!
Join us at the Pollard Library TONIGHT and be ready to learn something truly amazing!