Jennifer Baichwal’s Payback is a documentary based on best-selling novelist Margaret Atwood’s nonfiction book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth. It explores the idea of an individual’s debt to society, something that money alone can’t pay back. What is the effect of environmental debt, such as when the BP oil disaster dumped almost 5 million barrels into the Gulf of Mexico? What debt is accrued when Florida tomato farmers mistreat and abuse their workers? Paybackis a brilliant and stark look at what exactly we owe each other.
7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit www.mfah.org.
Fri., June 15, 7 p.m.; Sat., June 16, 7 p.m.; Sun., June 17, 5 p.m., 2012