Trash Dance

"Trash Dance"

Filmmaker: Andrew Garrison

One Earth Film Festival Rating: 12+

TICKETS - Saturday, March 7, 3 PM Columbia College, Film Row Cinema 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 8th Flr, Chicago, IL

WINNER--American Conservation Film Festival, BEST OF FEST--Rockport Film Festival CRYSTAL HEART AWARD--Heartland Film Festival

Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as she rides along with Austin sanitation workers on their daily routes to observe and later convince them to perform a most unlikely spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, two dozen trash collectors and their trucks deliver — for one night only — a stunningly beautiful and moving performance, in front of an audience of thousands.

After the movie, Columbia College dance students will present a short piece of original choreography informed by community waste systems under the direction of dance department instructors Lisa Gonzalez and Darrell Jones.  A facilitated post-film dialogue will follow.

This program is made possible by a One Earth Film Festival collaboration with Sustain Columbia and the Columbia College Dance Department.