NAG Film Screening TONIGHT @ 7pm: Nitehawk Cinema!

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Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) and longtime allies of GWAPP in community activism invite you to an important N. Brooklyn environmental event this week –  NAG is organizing a film screening and discussion at the Nitehawk Cinema this Tuesday at 7 PM, to continue to raise awareness about the NuHart Superfund site and how it connects with pollution from vinyl plastics plants around the world.

This should be a great event – we will have the director of the film on hand, who will join us for Q&A and discussion along with NAG Boardmember Mike Schade and Greenpoint environmetnal leader Laura Hofmann.  We’ll be talking about NuHart during the Q&A to connect the film with issues in our community.

And not to mention Nitehawk is a fabulous theater -you can order drinks, snacks, and food from your seat!

We hope you’ll attend, and consider spreading the word.  Here’s more details…

NAG and Nitehawk Cinema are partnering on a special screening of the award winning film, BLUE VINYL: THE WORLD’S FIRST TOXIC COMEDY!

WHEN: Tuesday March 1st, 7:00 PM

WHERE: Nitehawk Cinema (on Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg)

Buy your ticket online today.

Skeptical of her parents’ decision to “re-side” their Long Island home with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) – the seemingly benign cure-all of suburbia – Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand set out with co-director Daniel B. Gold to discover the truth behind the potentially toxic effects of the material, which is used in building everything from automobiles to computers, medical equipment, and children’s toys.

With a tender-hearted agenda and a piece of blue vinyl siding firmly in hand, Helfand and Gold travel to the vinyl-manufacturing capital in Louisiana, enlist the help of a “green” builder in California, and journey as far as Venice, Italy – where 31 executives from a PVC-producing company await trial for manslaughter in a landmark conspiracy case.  Unexpectedly taking twists and turns in a filmmaking pursuit that most ordinary homeowners would never dare to take, BLUE VINYL is a heartfelt, sobering, and shockingly hilarious exploration of the complex relationship between consumers and industry.

You can watch the trailer for the film here.

The film will be followed by a special conversation with the film’s director and NAG.

The screening will be followed by Q&A with Blue Vinyl film director, Judith Helfand, and leaders from NAG who will discuss our work to clean up the Nuhart vinyl plastics Superfund site in Greenpoint, which has contaminated the soil and groundwater with toxic chemicals.

The screening and discussion is presented in partnership between Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) and the Nitehawk Cinema.



The Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning, Inc. ("GWAPP") is a not-for-profit group, 501(c)(3), comprised of individuals, community organizations, religious institutions, and concerned citizens from the Greenpoint-Williamsburg communities dedicated to the development of parks and public access on the Greenpoint waterfront.