WMEAC kicks off its annual Film Series tomorrow night, December 4, with a screening of Trashed, an award-winning documentary starring Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 at Celebration! Cinema North, located at 2121 Celebration Drive NE in Grand Rapids. Those interested can RSVP on Facebook. The screening is free to the public, but film-goers are suggested to provide a $5 donation at the door.
The Candida Brady-directed feature film follows Irons as he examines what modern Americans consider “waste,” looks at the way our nation ignores the final destination of its trash, and discusses the worldwide consequences of such inaction.
At the screening, Grand Rapids-based green retailer Clothing Matters will give away 10 sling packs made entirely from recycled water bottles to illustrate how “trash” can be put back into future use. Attendees can register for the drawing at the door, where they will purchase tickets, and names will be drawn at random.
Now in its fifth year, the WMEAC Film Series focuses on bringing environmentally-focused films to West Michigan. These films are often accompanied by a panel discussion with local advocates and scholars to further explore the film’s topic. This season, the WMEAC Film Series will also screen the following films at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA):
Gasland 2 – January 21, 2014
Chasing Ice – February 18, 2014
The Last Crop – March 18, 2014