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Waste Land playing at Coolidge Corner theater

As part of its Green Screens series, the Coolidge Corner theater will be showing the renowned documentary "Waste Land" on Monday, November 29, at 7pm.

"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, Countdown to Zero) has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit."

Tickets can be purchased online. Price: $9.75 General, $6.75 Members. For theater information, call (617) 374-2501.

Watch the movie trailer online.


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