Straws Film Screening

January 15, 2019 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Spirit of 77
500 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Portland, OR
Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation

Courtesy of Surfrider Portland

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is hosting a free screening of STRAWS at Spirit of 77 Bar (500 NE Martin Luthur King Blvd., Portland) on Tuesday Jan. 15 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

STRAWS is a powerful documentary about plastic straws and other forms of plastic pollution that inundate our waterways and oceans. The film illustrates how individuals, groups, and businesses around the globe are reducing plastic straw use through education, collaboration, policy development and utilization of non-plastic alternatives. With colorful opening animation narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS is entertaining as well as educational. 

The screening will be followed by a conversation on single-use plastics. This discussion will include advocacy, policy and what you can do to make an impact.

Attending this event also supports, Spirit of 77, who is one of the growing list of Portland's bars and restaurants who have agreed to ditch the plastic straw and start an upon request policy for a paper straw alternative. They were also one of the first of Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Restaurants in Portland. 

Date: January 15th 
Time: 7pm
Location: Spirit of 77 (500 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232) 
Admission: FREE, with donations being invited on a voluntary basis.

Schedule of Events:

  • 7:00 PM - Doors Open
  • 7:20 PM - Welcome Announcements
  • 7:30 PM - Film Screening
  • 8:00 PM - Discussion
  • 9:00 PM - Event Ends 

Other helpful materials from the Straws website:

FILMMAKER'S STATEMENT:"My goal for this documentary is to make people think about how small habits can add up to huge impact. Removing plastic straws is a tangible, simple change people and businesses can do that can truly help make a difference." -Linda Booker

Share event photos and excitement on social media.

Use @surfriderportland, #DitchTheStrawPDX, #DitchTheDisposables, @strawsfilm, #strawsfilm#plasticpollutes#noplasticstraws 

Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/220521917