“Waste Land” SF Premier September 23 @ HUB SoMa

“Waste Land” SF Premier

A multi-award winning Film Directed by Lucy Walker
with Special Guest – Ann Wizer, founder of XS Project

September 23, Thursday, 7:30 pm

Be sure to join us this Thursday for the screening of “Waste Land”  directed by Lucy Walker, who was named one of the “Top 25 New Faces In Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine, and who is known for directing 4 feature documentary films: DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND (2002), BLINDSIGHT (2006), WASTE LAND (2010) and COUNTDOWN TO ZERO (2010).  Her two most recent movies both premiered at Sundance 2010 – the first time a documentary director has had two feature films in one year at this festival.  In total, Waste Land has won a breath taking 17 awards including both the Audience and Grand Jury for Best World Cinema Documentary at Sundance.

We are thrilled to be able to not only premier this memorable film @ HUB SoMa, but to collaborate thematically with co-presenter, Intersection for the Arts and their current exhibition at Intersection 5M: Art at the Dump: Twenty Years of the Artist in Residence Program at Recology – a local program which enables artists to work with materials taken directly from the city of San Francisco’s waste economy, while teaching the public about recycling and resource conservation.

We are also fortunate to have entrepreneur, environmental activist and artist, Ann Wizer, founder of the XS Project with us, who will introduce us to new possibilities through her work.  For over a decade, Ann has been collecting Asia’s trash and turning it into art. Her latest ventures—the XSProject and the Invisible Institute—put Filipinos and Indonesians to work as they transform environmental waste into marketable accessories and products.

We would like to extend thanks to our partners with special thanks to the Redford Center for reaching out on this and future events.  They will be launching conversation clips around this film this week http://www.facebook.com/theredfordcenter and www.redfordcenter.org You are invited to join the conversation.

Feel Good World, students who are ending hunger one grilled cheese at a time, will be serving guests,  and  we will also be giving away two free DVD’s of Day of Light from Love, Light and Melody, an organization founded by Compathos friend, Brad Corrigan from the Indie band Dispatch. This is a gorgeous piece of work about Brad’s work with trash communities in Nicaragua, the cinematography for Day of Light was done by Compathos Productions (FP) team members Jeycob Carlson and music by Matt Katsolis.

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