March, 2012 – Pelham, NY – Director Suzan Beraza’s BAG IT has been accumulating awards at various film festivals across the world is now to screen at The Picture House, followed by a moderated panel discussion of the film. 30 minutes prior to the screening, the public is encouraged to participate in personal plastic evaluations at The Picture House. This screening is co-presented with Mothering Mother and Pelham High School’s Environment Club.
Featuring interviews with scientists and experts from around the world, BAG IT is a first-person documentary in the style of Michael Moore, asking how we can incorporate healthy, more environmentally friendly practices into our lives, our cultures, and our communities.
Director of The Cove, Louie Psihoyos, calls BAG IT “Gripping, funny, intelligent, and sure to change your life.”
BAG IT’S narrator Jeb Berrier won an Emmy® award for his coverage of the 2008 Democratic Convention. He also produces the annual Telluride Comedy Festival.
Advanced Tickets and More information available at www.thepicturehouse.org. This film screens as part of The Picture House's topDOCS program, generously supported by Frank V. Sica.
BAG ITDir. Suzan Beraza (65min, USA, 2011)
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 not a radical environmentalist, but 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.