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Waste Land
Block Cinema: Waste Land

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
March 11th, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
WEBSITE:  
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
block-museum@northwestern.edu
PHONE:  
847-491-4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue, Sat-Sun 10-5; Wed-Fri 10-8
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Northwestern University
TAGS:  
cinema, Lucy Walker, Vik Muniz video-art
COST:  
$6 general admission; $4 with Block Museum membership of student ID

DESCRIPTION

Chicago-area premiere! Documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker explores the intersection of fine art, social justice, and eco-consciousness in her much-lauded new documentary. Her subject is Vik Muniz, a Brazil-born and Brooklyn-based artist who creates stunning works from unconventional materials. The film follows Muniz on a journey to Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill, to create his newest works, made from refuse. Muniz’s unique creative process includes enlisting the aid of some unconventional collaborators: the catadores, local trash pickers who comb the often dangerous mountains of trash for recyclable items. In English and Portuguese with English subtitles.