Jessica Sieff | November 17, 2019
At 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, the Browning Cinema at the University of Notre Dame will feature a free screening of "Dark Waters," starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway.
The film tells the story of a tenacious attorney (Ruffalo) who uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world's largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family and his own life - to expose the truth.
"Dark Waters" is inspired by the true story of corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott, and an “epic 15-year fight” related to the use and disposal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.
Notre Dame researcher Graham Peaslee has found these chemicals in fast-food wrappers, flame retardants, cosmetics, drinking water, carpets, water-resistant clothing and, most recently, firefighter gear.
Peaslee will attend the screening and will be available to answer questions about PFAS and his research following the film.
This is a free but ticketed event. Limit one ticket per person. Tickets will be available one hour prior to the screening at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Box Office.
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