Trash Dance

When choreographer Allison Orr finds inspirit, beauty and grace in garbage trucks, cranes and in the men and woman who collect our trash, she embarks on one of her biggest creative challenges.

Directors

Andrew Garrison

Country

USA 

Year

2012

Running Time

65 min

Watch the Film

trashdancemovie.com

   

SFGFF Film Program:


Trash_Dance.jpgWhen choreographer Allison Orr finds inspirit, beauty and grace in garbage trucks, cranes and in the men and woman who collect our trash, she embarks on one of her biggest creative challenges. Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as she spends months immersing herself in the unexpected community of Austin’s sanitation worker to observe and learn about their daily routes and the demands of working in this field. Met with initial skepticism, Orr ultimately convinces them to collaborate in a dance performance. Beyond the months of rehearsal, we observe a very touching story, one that puts a human face on these trash collectors who often get overlooked in society. Many of these hard-working men and woman have second jobs to make ends meet coupled with family demands and dreams of their own. What results in the performance of their lives - an event unlike any you’ve ever seen before. An Audience Winner both at the Full Frame and Silver docs Festivals, this film leaves no doubt that garbage trucks, cranes and trash bins can dance.

Screening: June 05, 2013 at New People Cinema. SF Premiere // Festival Closing Night.

Discussion with: Andrew Garrison, director.

Programs sponsors: Recology and Wells Fargo