November 21, 2017

WASTE LAND

Showing: Wednesday, March 23 – 8:00 PM
Title: WASTE LAND
Year: 2010
Country: Brazil, UK
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Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary (2011).
Join us afterward for “A Screenwriter’s Perspective” with J.D. Zeik.

Waste Land follows the journey of renowned artist Vik Muniz to the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, outside Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials, who also work to improve life in the slums. The resulting “Pictures of Garbage” series stunningly portrays the catadores’ dignity and despair and changes their lives forever. 98 minutes, documentary.

“That a beautiful film could be set in the world’s largest garbage dump sounds like an oxymoron, but acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker has pulled off precisely that feat in her profoundly moving Waste Land.”—Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Join us after the film for A Screenwriter’s Perspective with J.D. Zeik. J.D. knows Vik Muniz, as well as his studio manager Erika Benincasa, who has an intimate knowledge of Vik’s working process. He has been a writer for almost two decades and worked with every major studio in Los Angeles, on both original works and as a script doctor. Among his credits is his original screenplay, Ronin, starring Robert DeNiro.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY TO SEE VIK MUNIZ’ WORK AT HOPPER HOUSE
The group exhibit “Hopper Re-Imagined” includes Vik Muniz’ homage to Edward Hopper’s masterwork “New York Movie” from his “Pictures of Pigment” series. The exhibition will be on view from April 2-May 8. Opening reception is Sunday, April 3, from 3-5 PM. Edward Hopper House Art Center, 82 North Broadway, Nyack, NY