Blue Vinyl

Last night’s Passionate Eye was another good one: the documentary Blue Vinyl by filmmaker Judith Helfand. Billed by the CBC as “a humorous but sobering and uniquely personal exploration of the relationship between consumers and industry,” the film uses what Catherine Hennessey calls “vinylizing” as a starting point to explore corporate chemical America.

Coming up next week is Star Wars Dreams by British filmmaker Leslie Woodhead, a film that’s a “critical look at President Bush’s proposed Star Wars program.”