A Toxic Comedy

With humor, chutzpah and a piece of vinyl siding in hand, Daniel Gold & Judith Helfand's award-winning Blue Vinyl sets out in search of the truth about vinyl, America’s most popular plastic. Helfand's parents’ decision to “re-side” their house with this seemingly benign cure-all turns into a toxic odyssey that most ordinary homeowners would never dare to take. A detective story, an eco-activism doc and a rollicking comedy all rolled into one --- it’s a journey you can’t afford to miss.

**“Best Documentary” & “Best Research” Nominee, 2003 Emmy Awards**
**Documentary Excellence in Cinematography Award, Sundance Film Festival (2002)**
**2002 Environmental Messenger of the Year, Environmental Grantmakers Association**

"That rare muckraking film with a sense of humor." Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Yes… The Green Building Movement may have just acquired its first cult film." Environmental Building News

“Scary and hilarious!” Elvis Mitchell, New York Times

Buckeye Sustainability Institute has arranged a screening of the film in Cleveland, Ohio on the evening of April 8th, 2004 at Case Western Reserve University. It's timing has never been more relevent.

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