For the Jan. 30 screening, Bayou Vermilion District commissioner Catherine Schoeffler Comeaux and zero waste enthusiast Amanda Waddle will be showing the film Bag It at 6:30 p.m. for the free monthly cultural film series, Les Vues, held in the Bayou Vermilion District’s Vermilionville Performance Center.
In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, the audience follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies.
The goal of the evening will be to help convert audience members to a less plastic lifestyle, so the entire event will be zero waste with finger foods and beverages being served at the request of BYOC (Bring Your Own Cup).
No Waste Louisiana invites guests to bring a friend to this event – especially one who might have an overflowing supply of plastic bags, or one who keeps a sleeve of Styrofoam cups in the cabinet for “on the go.” There will also be door prizes, as well as a reusable shopping bag swap: bring a reusable shopping bag to trade with someone else.
The Les Vues Film Series is curated by filmmakers and enthusiasts, mostly from around the state, and features films that center around the curator’s interest and range from features, documentaries, student film, shorts and animation.
Following the screenings, the curator will hold an open discussion with the audience about how the movie applies on a local level.
Admission to Les Vues is free, but a suggested $5 donation will go toward screening and curating costs. To find out more about upcoming films, view trailers or for more details visit Vermilionville.org or call (337) 233-4077.