Freegan.info brings you two "trashy" movies in an absolutely free films screening event.
Garbage: The Revolution Starts at Home is a feature documentary about how the family household has become one of the most ferocious environmental predators of our time. Concerned for the future of his new baby boy Sebastian, writer and director Andrew Nisker takes an average urban family, the McDonalds, and asks them to keep every scrap of garbage that they create for three months. He then takes them on a journey to find out where it all goes and what it's doing to the world. For more information on the film:
The Leftovers is a road trip adventure about people who eat trash. Meet Mykel and Paul, two experienced dumpster divers, as they embark on a journey down the east coast of Australia. Wanting to make a statement about today's over consuming society they challenged themselves to live of nothing but waste. Leaving their money behind they power their van with waste veggie oil and eat out of bins, introducing three brave apprentices to the lifestyle along the way. For more information on the films:
www.theleftovers.net This event is absolutely free, and snacks will be provided. We will "pass the hat" to collect donations for the space, but everyone is welcome! Seating is limited, so come a bit early for a seat or be prepared to stand. A moderated discussion will follow the films. When & Where? 7pm at Bookthug Nation (
www.bookthugnation.com) at 100 N. 3rd St. between Berry St. and Wythe Ave. in Williamsbug, Brooklyn. Take the L train to Bedford Ave.