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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Rio Theatre


Join us on Wednesday, July 23rd as the Rio Theatre and Vancouver Biennale, with the support of the Canadian Council for the Americas – British Columbia, present the Canadian premiere of celebrated artist Vik Muniz’s latest documentary This is Not a Ball and a screening of his Academy-Award nominated Waste Land. See how Muniz transforms unconventional materials into art and participate in a rare chance to join him in conversation.

Date: July 23rd, 2014
Location: The Rio Theatre
6:30 PM This is Not a Ball
8:00 PM Waste Land
9:30 PM Moderated discussion with Vik Muniz
Tickets: $20 in advance (Buy tickets now!)
$25 at the door

About Waste Land
Waste Land, the Sundance Film Festival winner and Academy Award-nominated documentary chronicles Muniz’s work at a Brazilian junkyard located in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Working from photographs of the impoverished local garbage-pickers, Muniz creates grand scale mosaic portraits by repurposing junkyard scraps. His collaboration with the pickers reveals their essential dignity and humanity through art.
Praise for Waste Land:
“One man’s garbage is another man’s art. That’s the lesson in fascinating documentary Waste Land.” – New York Post
“A joy to watch despite the abject poverty it contains, WASTE LAND transcends the artist-doc format and has a broad emotional appeal that should ensure a warm reaction from theatrical audiences.” – The Hollywood Reporter

About This is not a Ball
This Is Not a Ball is the Canadian premiere of Muniz’s directorial debut, which chronicles the creation of a massive new artwork using 20,000 soccer balls in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup 2014. The documentary follows Muniz as he explores the global passion for soccer. In his journey, Muniz uncovers a network of intriguing people and stories, with subjects ranging from sports to astrophysics, gender politics and history.