Weekend Film Series Resumes

January 10, 2012

An award-winning documentary film that examines the problem of waste in our consumer society, and a warm and witty Italian comedy, are the featured films at the “Weekend Film Series” on Sunday [Jan. 15].

“The Clean Bin Project” will screen at 3 p.m., and will be followed by a Q.&A. session with Vanese Flood-Gordon of Government’s Waste Management Section and Kevin Lanthier, representing Greenrock.

The environmental documentary tells the story of partners Jen and Grant, who go head-to-head in a comedic battle to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least amount of garbage in a whole year.

Their light-hearted competition is set against a compelling examination of the serious issue of waste reduction as it relates to both the marine and onshore environments.

The film has won awards at the Vail, Projecting Change, FilmShift and Bend, Oregon film festivals.

“The Salt of Life” — screening at 5.15 pm — is writer-director-actor Gianni Di Gregorio’s warm and witty follow-up to the 2010 sleeper hit, “Mid-August-Lunch”, which screened at the Weekend Film Series.

The film is a sparkling comic ode to the ladies in his life to whom he is invisible, regardless of age or relation.

Watching his friends attract beautiful young women on the sun-kissed streets of Rome’s Trastavere neighbourhood, Gianni tries his polite, utterly gracious best to generate some kind of extra-curricular love life – with both hilarious and poignant results.

The film, in Italian with English subtitles, has screened at the Berlin and Karlovy Vary film festivals, among others, and will soon be released theatrically in the United States.

The two films will be shown at the Tradewinds Auditorium at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI].

Tickets, $15, can be purchased in the Oceans Gift Shop at the BUEI, or by calling 297-7314.

The ‘Weekend Film Series’, sponsored by Gosling’s, is a joint production of Bermuda Documentary Film Festival director Duncan Hall and the BUEI.

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