One day only at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway on Saturday September 8, 10 a.m.
and on Friday September 14, 7 p.m. at Catalina United Methodist Church, 2700 E. Speedway (SW corner of Treat Ave.) in their fellowship room. Sponsored by National Resource Committee of the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson, and the Catalina United Methodist Church. Movie will be followed by discussion + refreshments will be served.
Both showings of “Bag It” are free to the public.
From the Loft website:
Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes, disposable bags that they throw away without much thought. But where is “away?” Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to the environment, marine life and human health?
Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb’s journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded? What he learns quickly grows far beyond plastic bags.
Bag It makes it clear that it is time for a paradigm shift. Join Jeb as he meets with people who fought the American Chemistry Council lobby that spent more than a million dollars fighting the Seattle bag fee; as he interviews a man sailing the Pacific in a boat made of plastic to raise awareness about our ocean’s health; as he gets tested to determine the levels of chemicals in his own body; and as he welcomes his baby into the world, a world he hopes we can leave with a little less plastic and in a little better shape for the next generation.
I wrote an article about this movie earlier this year, and got to see it at the UA Gallagher Theater (click here for my post). It will really make you think about the single-use plastic bag and bottles we use every day.