SMOKE BREAK #1009: Six Documentaries To Watch With Your Debilitating Hangover

December 31, 2012 

So it’s New Year’s Eve and we’re all rather likely to get a little soggy this evening. And good for us. To aid in our (eventual) recovery, we’ve collected the following six escapist documentary films. Stream them in the morning, specifically during the hours between the time the room stops spinning and you feel mobile enough to make some toast. We’re all in this together after the leap… Read more

“The Story Of Bottled Water” In Honour Of World Water Day…

March 22, 2010 

Today, if you didn’t already know, was World Water Day, and in its honour we’re putting up this brand new shortdoc, The Story of Bottled Water, for your enjoyment.

The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.

Drink up.

World Water Day Observed With “Blue Gold” At Rhizome Cafe

March 18, 2010 

You can count on East Broadway’s Rhizome Cafe to always come up with some pretty solid community-oriented events. This week they’re screening the documentary Blue Gold (by the same producers as “The Corporation.”) which will be followed by a discussion on local efforts to conserve and protect water. It’s all going down in anticipatory recognition of World Water Day on March 22.

In honour of World Water Day, we’ll reflect on organizing successes internationally and locally. What can we do nationally and provincially to protect our commons? We’ll screen the film “Blue Gold”. Information on other WWD events will be available. Proceeds will go to Partners in Health for water support in Haiti.

Find the Wiki on WWD here. | March 18 | 7 pm | Rhizome Cafe | Sliding scale $5 – 10

121 Interviews in 70 days across 20,000 Miles Of David Lynch’s USA

David Lynch has a magical way of making the darkest and seediest corners of humanity shine with a musty sort of warmth. The writer, director, and producer known for such memorable flicks as Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, Wild At Heart and the 90′s television sensation, Twin Peaks, is out to test the old adage that “truth is stranger than fiction” with his most recent work, a documentary simply dubbed “The Interview Project”. Read more