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January 29, 2014
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Avon library to screen documentary

AVON — The Avon Public Library continues its sustainability film series today with a free screening of “The Greening of Southie,” rated PG.

What happens when you’re asked to build the city of tomorrow today? Set on the storied streets of South Boston, “The Greening of Southie” is a feature documentary about Boston’s first residential green building and the men and women who set out to construct it. From wheatboard cabinetry to recycled steel, bamboo flooring to dual-flush toilets, The Macallen Building is something different — a leader in the emerging field of environmentally friendly design. But green building has its challenges, and the jobsite has its skeptics. And when things start to go wrong, a young developer has to keep the project from unraveling.

Created by Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, “The Greening of Southie” features innovative time-lapse animation, cinematography by Taylor Gentry and music by Force Theory.

Upcoming film screenings in the sustainability series include “Nothing Like Chocolate,” set for Feb. 13.

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