Screening as part of the Deep Blue Sea Film Series inspired by artist Rebecca Rutstein’s exhibition “Out of the Darkness,” the independent documentary film Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch visits the ever-expanding trash vortex currently pulling debris from three continents. Journalist and filmmaker Angela Sun sets out to interview scientists, researchers and environmentalists who are working to understand the consequences out-of-control plastic consumption has had on marine life and humans. The series, which has also screened Chasing Coral and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou so far, will conclude with The Adventures of Zack and Molly on Saturday, Aug. 3.
In this independent documentary film, journalist and filmmaker Angela Sun travels to uncover the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.