Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series: WASTE LAND

July 22

THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2021 | DOORS 8PM | AT THE GREENVILLE DRIVE-IN

// FREE // 
at the Greenville Drive-In
10700 NY-32, Greenville, NY 12083

Doors at 8PM
Screening at 9PM
Presented in collaboration with The Olana Partnership & Thomas Cole National Historic Site as part of the Cross Pollination Program

Basilica Hudson returns to the Greenville Drive-In for the third installment of the Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series with WASTE LAND.

This event is free, with a suggested donation of $15 at the box office or made online to help sustain Basilica Hudson and support filmmakers.

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.

ABOUT THE BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES

This screening is part of Basilica Hudson’s Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series, which explores the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors. Despite the fact that our screening room has temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, we remain committed to bringing independent film to the Hudson Valley. Basilica Hudson is thrilled to partner with the Greenville Drive-In to move the Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series OUTDOORS for 2021.

Now in its 10th year, Basilica’s film program has displayed a long-standing commitment to bringing independent and innovative voices in film to the Hudson waterfront, through new and repertory film and video art, often with filmmakers and special guests in conversation.

This free screening is made possible by Leigh and Dwight of the Greenville Drive-in, The Olana Partnership & Thomas Cole National Historic Site . Basilica Hudson’s Film and Media program is generously supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.