Record: Blue Vinyl
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Toxic Comedy Pictures
Toxic Comedy Look at Vinyl, The Worlds Second Largest Selling Plastic. With humor, hope and a piece of vinyl siding firmly in hand, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand and co-director Daniel B. Gold travel from Helfands hometown to Americas vinyl manufacturing capital and beyond in search of answers about the nature of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Her parents decision to re-side their house with this seemingly benign cure-all for many suburban homes turns into a toxic odyssey with twists and turns that most ordinary homeowners would never dare to take. The result is a humorous but sobering and uniquely personal exploration of the relationship between consumers and industry in the feature-length documentary BLUE VINYL, which won the cinematography award in the documentary competition at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.