Courtesy of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture and the Faculty of Sciences, our film will be shown as part of Ghent University's 200th anniversary celebration. 

Leo Baekeland graduated with a doctorate from the University at the age of 21.  He was a member of 't Zal Wel Gaan  (It Will Go),  the club for liberal thinking students and professors which is still active today.
A reception will follow in Krook Café at De Krook located at 1 Miriam Makebaplein Ghent, Belgium 3:45 - 5:00 pm.
Hugh Karraker, Executive Producer  and great grandson of Leo Baekeland, will attend the event.

Sunday, October 8th, 2:30PM 

Joseph Plateau Room
22 Joseph Plateau Street
Ghent 9000, Belgium

Reservations for the screening and the reception are required:

Continuous Screening Public Access

Also, as part of the celebration, the 20 minute version of the film will be shown continuously in the Blue Bird Room at De Krook located at 1 Miriam Makebaplein Ghent, Belgium on October 8th between 1 and 5 pm.  Reservations are not required.
Monday, October 9th, 3pm
Helvoet Rubber & Plastic Technologies N.V.
Anton Philipsweg 4
3920 Lommel, Belgium

At the invitation of Eric Germays, Sr. Account Manager at Helvoet Rubber & Plastic Technologies, Lommel, Belgium, Hugh Karraker will be presenting our film  you would like to attend, please contact Eric at:  [email protected]

All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic
Thank you to the
Bruce Museum and Cheshire Public Library
We want to thank Daniel Ksepka at the Bruce Museum, and Eileen Topitzer at the Cheshire Public Library, for hosting successful screenings in September.  After experiencing our film, the audiences seemed energized and inspired.  Some people even suggested places we could show it.

Kate Dzikiewicz, Daniel Ksepka, Hugh Karraker, Marc Huberman, Christine Berntsen, John Maher
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

Marc Huberman, John Maher, Hugh Karraker, Eileen Topitzer
Cheshire Public Library, Cheshire, CT

Hugh Karraker, Executive Producer and great grandson of Leo Baekeland

On a table in each location, Hugh displayed his family Bakelite heirlooms and jewelry by Bakelite artist, Jorge Caicedo. A few people even brought their own Bakelite treasures to show him. 
All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic
(Unless otherwise noted, all scheduled screenings are of the 56 minute version.)

Friday, November 3rd, 6PM
Strosacker Auditorium
Cleveland, Ohio

Professor Hatsuo "Ken" Ishida, of the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, is our host. 
If you are interested in attending, please email [email protected] and we will put you on the guest list.  

Following the film, there will be Q & A session with the moviemakers at 7 pm.

Tuesday, November 7th, 7pm
Design in Plastics Conference
College for Creative Studies
N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
52 E. Forest Avenue

Detroit, Michigan 48201

At the invitation of the Society of Plastics Engineers,  All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastics will be shown.  Cocktail reception at 6:30 and Q & A with Hugh Karraker and John Maher  following the film.
If you are interested in attending the Detroit screening, please email  [email protected].

In case you missed it... why we added a sub-title
We've discovered that so many people, who are under the age of 50, who are not students of or working in plastics and chemistry are unfamiliar with Bakelite.  So, we've decided to add a subtitle:  All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic

There are two versions of the film, 21 minutes (educational/industry) and 56 minutes (full length).