Plastic People (Featuring a post-show Q&A with the filmmakers)

Plastic People (Featuring a post-show Q&A with the filmmakers)

6:30pm - Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The ground-breaking feature documentary PLASTIC PEOPLE investigates our addiction to plastic and the growing threat of microplastics on human health. Almost every bit of plastic ever made breaks down into "microplastics." These microscopic particles drift in the air, float in all bodies of water, and mix into the soil, becoming a permanent part of the environment. Now, leading scientists are finding these particles in our bodies: organs, blood, brain tissue, and even the placentas of new mothers. What is the impact of these invisible invaders on our health?

In PLASTIC PEOPLE, audiences will embark on a journey led by acclaimed author and science journalist Ziya Tong, as she explores the pervasive influence of plastic in our lives. From the smallest particles to its impact on human health, this film uncovers the startling truth about our addiction to plastic and the urgent need for action.

What sets PLASTIC PEOPLE apart is its personal approach, as Tong collaborates with leading scientists worldwide and even subjects herself to experiments to illustrate the extent of plastic's infiltration. Under the direction of award-winning filmmaker Ben Addelman, this documentary delivers a compelling narrative that demands attention and sparks vital conversations.

Official Selcetion SXSW 2024, DOXA 2024
"'Plastic People' offers a fascinating history of plastic, showing us how the stuff gradually took over... It is one of those essential state-of-our-world documentaries.” (Variety)

Wednesday, May 22 Featuring a post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers!
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

PLASTIC PEOPLE (Ben Addelman & Ziya Tong, 2024 / 87 mins / PG) PLASTIC PEOPLE is a landmark feature documentary that chronicles humanity’s fraught relationship with plastic and one woman’s mission to expose shocking new revelations about the impact of microplastics on human health.

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
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