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Art on Film: Waste Land
September 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Salida SteamPlant is proud to continue with the Art on Film series in 2019. Join us each month as we take an artistic “journey” to look at artists from all types of mediums, both the classics and contemporary, as well as their thoughts, philosophies and inspirations among other things.
- Doors open at 2:00pm
- Film begins at 2:30pm
- A cash bar & concessions will be available.
This Month’s Film: Wasteland
Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT and COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.
Tickets are $8 available now at the SteamPlant Box Office or online here.