Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Details: 2014, USA, 82 min
Director: Kris Kaczor
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Official Selection of the 2014 HotDocs Film Festival and 2014 DOCNYC
Winner of Best New England Film at the 2014 Newburyport Film Festival
Director Kris Kaczor, Producer David Regos, and film subjects Jean Hill and Janet Rothrock will attend in person!
Synopsis: Divide in Concord is a feature-length documentary that follows the entertaining tale of banning bottled water in small town America. In 1775, Concord patriots fired the infamous ‘shot heard round the world’ that began a Revolution and defined a nation. Now a local eighty-four year-old woman has waged another seemingly unwinnable battle. For three years Jean Hill has been trying to rid the town of single-serve plastic bottles of water. Complete with strong opposition from local merchants and the bottled water industry, Jean is once again leading the controversial crusade.
“The perfect subject” – Nonfics
“The stuff great films are made of” – Huffington Post
“A fascinating, entertaining look at how persistence and citizen action still means something in a corporate-controlled society.” – Michael Moore