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Arthouse Films Don’t Let Lucy Walker’s Audience Award Winner go to ‘Waste’

Arthouse Films, the documentary film specialist have picked up an award-winning documentary film from both the Sundance & Berlin Film Festivals in Lucy Walker’s Waste Land. Along with Michael Winterbottom, she was one of the rare filmmakers to present not one, but a pair of films in Park City this year. Walker went from landfills to the end of the world question with Countdown to Zero.

Arthouse Films, the documentary film specialist have picked up an award-winning documentary film from both the Sundance & Berlin Film Festivals in Lucy Walker’s Waste Land. Along with Michael Winterbottom, she was one of the rare filmmakers to present not one, but a pair of films in Park City this year. Walker went from landfills to the end of the world question with Countdown to Zero. Arthouse will release the doc film sometime this year, perhaps they can time the release of the film with a garbage strike. Countdown will be released July 9th.

“Waste Land” follows world-renowned Brazilian artist Vik Muniz through an emotional journey in the world’s largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro – in a place called Jardim Gramacho. Over three years, Muniz photographed people who inhabited the trash city and the art objects they created out of the trash. Muniz sold these photos at auction to help raise money for the people of Jardim Gramacho. The film not only shows the transformative power of art, but also the triumph of the human spirit.

Lucy Walker Waste Land

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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