My Stuff


Pre-Event Screening: Thursday Feb. 25th, 6:30/ River Forest Public LibraryTickets

This film is paired at the Forest Park Public Library with a shorter film, Bea Johnson's Zero Waste Lifestyle. Stay for a brief, post-film program and discussion focused on the topics of waste and consumerism, and voluntary simplicity. Featuring Q&A with Rachel Lyons, member of Emmaus House in Lawndale focused on racial justice, hospitality, and accompaniment. She is also the Organizer for the Mission of Social Justice at Old St. Patrick’s Church. Facilitator: Seamus Ford, Co-Founder, Root Riot Urban Garden Network.

Saturday March 5th, 12 pm/ University of Chicago International House (Assembly Hall)/ Tickets

Stay after the film to learn about concrete, local action opportunities. University of Chicago Climate Action Network and the Sierra Club will be present. Facilitator: Pam Bergdall, Independent Professional, Trainer, Energy Partner.

Sunday March 6th, 12:30 pm/ Haymarket Pub & Brewery (Writing & Theater Room)/ Tickets (teens/pre-teens welcome, accompanied by parent/guardian)

Please stay for post-film discussion, and concrete opportunities for action. Steve Ediger, member GreenRise community, to discuss a daily commitment to simple living. Facilitator: Gary Cuneen, Founding Executive Director, Seven Generations Ahead.

Petri Luukkanen/ 2013/ 52 min/ Waste, Recycling

FILM DESCRIPTION: Petri Luukkanen, 26, is amidst an existential crisis when he begins filming My Stuff. He arrives at the idea that his happiness might be found by rebuilding his everyday existence. What does he really need – and what about all that stuff? See what he discovers about himself and the "stuff" he really needs.