Friday, May 22, 2009

Special benefit showing of "Addicted to Plastic" Thursday May 28 at 7;30 pm at Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes

From Solar San Antonio:
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Solar San Antonio would like to invite you to a series of environmental films to be showing the third Thursday of every month.

On Thursday May 28th, at 7:30 pm see Addicted to Plastic at Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, 1255 SW Loop 410, San Antonio 78227.

From styrofoam cups to artificial organs, plastics are perhaps the most ubiquitous and versatile material ever invented. No invention in the past 100 years has had more influence and presence than synthetics. But such progress has had a cost.

For better and for worse, no ecosystem or segment of human activity has escaped the shrink-wrapped grasp of plastic. Addicted To Plastic is a global journey to investigate what we really know about the material of a thousand uses and why there's so darn much of it. On the way we discover a toxic legacy, and the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up.

Addicted To Plastic is a point-of-view style documentary that encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on 5 continents, including two trips to the middle of the Pacific Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The film details plastic's path over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability. These solutions - which include plastic made from plants - will provide viewers with a new perspective about our future with plastic.

All ticket proceeds will benefit Solar San Antonio.

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