'Unacceptable Levels' Documentary, Produced by Redwood City Resident, Hopes to Screen Locally

Ordinary dad-turned-activist-filmmaker has created a powerful movie about the growing toxicity in our lives.

Editor's Note:  The original version of this post indicated that the showing was at 7:30 p.m., when it is actually at 10:30 a.m.  We appologize for the mistake. 

By by Susan C. Schena:

An award-winning documentary Unacceptable Levels -- about the chemicals in our bodies, how they got there and what we can do about it --  is hoping to screen this month at the Cinemark Redwood Downtown 20 and XD  at 825 Middlefield Rd. in Redwood City.

The 10:30 a.m. planned showing on April 29 will only happen if at least 79 people RSVP in advance -- before April 22 --  that they want to see this film, according to Susan Cann, a Redwood City resident and one of the film's producers.

Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a Pennsylvania father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children, according to Cann. 

Brown's efforts began as a one-man crusade, Cann said, publicized through a Kickstarter campaign  -- which is where Cann first saw the movie-in-the-making and was instantly compelled to get involved.  

"I saw that trailer and went, 'Oh, my God,'" she said. "And I contacted Brown and said I want to donate my time to this."

Brown and his hand-held camera traveled extensively to find and interview top minds in the fields of science, advocacy and law, and weaves their testimonies into a compelling narrative, she said.

The film has won numerous festival awards worldwide, has nearly 10,000 followers on Facebook and was screened last week in Sacramento for California EPA officials, she said.

"It's the most amazing thing," Cann added. "It's so exciting." 

The film's backers are using Tugg as a grassroots way to book screenings.  

The Redwood City tickets are $11, and RSVPs can be completed here: http://www.tugg.com/events/8624

To follow Unacceptable Levels on Facebook, click here.

cyholl April 02, 2014 at 12:26 PM
The only ticket options are for a 10:30 am showing. Is there an option for the 7:30 pm showing as suggested?
NFO Resident April 03, 2014 at 12:10 PM
I just checked the UL website. The showing is at 10:30am.
Renee Schiavone April 03, 2014 at 02:17 PM
Editor's Note: The original version of this post indicated that the showing was at 7:30 p.m., when it is actually at 10:30 a.m. I appologize for the mistake.


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