Trashed to Screen at Downing Film Center June 2 & 3

Jeremy Irons narrates documentary on America’s garbage business

As part of its Save the Environment series, the Downing Film Center will present special screenings of Trashed Sunday, June 2, 1 p.m. and again Monday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.

Jeremy Irons in 'Trashed' (Source:

Jeremy Irons in ’Trashed’

Trashed is an investigation of one of the fastest growing industries in North America — the garbage business. The film examines a fundamental element of modern American culture: the disposal of what our society defines as “waste.”

It is an issue influenced by every American, most of whom never consider the consequences nor, it seems, the implications to our biosphere. Trashed examines the American waste stream fast approaching a half billion tons annually.

The film analyzes the causes and effects of the seemingly innocuous act of “taking out the garbage” while showcasing the individuals, activists, corporate and advocacy groups working to affect change and reform the current model.

Trashed is narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons.

Tickets for the film are $7 for general admission and $6 for members. Tickets are available at the box office or online at the website at

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