Anaheim, Calif. — A bit of Hollywood excitement came to the Society of Plastics Engineers annual conference — a continuous screening of the documentary "All Things Bakelite," produced by Leo Baekeland's great-grandson, Hugh Karraker.
Karraker and director John Maher completed the 56-minute film in the fall of 2016, after years of filming in which they shot just a few scenes a year.
Karraker has screened it several times, but the Antec showing came in the middle of a whirlwind of activity for the movie. Two weeks earlier, Karraker and his wife Sherry played the film at the Worldfest Houston film festival, where "All Things Bakelite" picked up the Platinum Remi Award in the documentary category. The Remi is named after Texas painter Frederic Remington.
"We tried to get it into Tribeca, but they wouldn't take it. We tried Toronto, New Orleans, Sundance," Karraker said. He is talking to a distributor, and said the film is designed for television.