What happens when you’re asked to build the city of tomorrow… today? Set on the rugged streets of South Boston, The Greening of Southie is the story of a revolutionary Green Building and the men and women who bring it to life. From wheat-board 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 Boston’s steel-toed construction workers aren’t sure they like it. And when things on the building start to go wrong, the young development team has to keep the project from unraveling. Funny and poignant, this is a story of bold ideas and unlikely environmentalists, and points to the future of how we live. Directed by Ian Cheney and produced by Curt Ellis.
Introduced by Elizabeth Wilkie, Associate Public Programs Coordinator, National Building Museum. Discussion with director Ian Cheney follows screening.