NEW VIEWS: Premiere Documentaries – Presented with Aspen Film
Tickets $16 available at the Wheeler Opera House, www.aspenshowtickets.com, or (970) 920-5770.
A renaissance of documentary filmmaking is underway in the United States. These films are having a major impact on American public life and politics. Presenting a series of critically acclaimed new documentaries on topics from politics and environment to the visual arts and music, each screening will be followed by a discussion with the director or special guest.
Equal parts surprise and inspiration, director Lucy Walker’s stunning Waste Land follows celebrated Brazilian artist Vik Muniz on his journey to a most unusual studio site. Muniz works a large social canvas, creating photographic images of people using found materials from the places where they live and work. This latest project takes him to Rio de Janiero and Jardim Gramacho, one of the largest garbage dumps in the world. There he photographs and collaborates with an eclectic band of catadores, local pickers of recyclable materials. Audience Award Winner at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals earlier this year, Waste Land celebrates art’s transformative power and the richness of the human spirit.
Guest: Director Lucy Walker