If you already have a ticket for Tuesday or Wednesday's screenings of the delightful Trash Dance, then I urge you to also consider First Position, If you are seeing Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance then give Wayne McGregor: Going Somewhere a try!
Now, the Wednesday showing of Trash Dance is at 1:30 PM, so this is a good time to mention our Matinee ticket pricing. All during the week, Monday through Friday, all screenings before 5:00 PM are $8, that's four bucks off the price of an evening or weekend ticket. Why it's, it's — MATINEE MADNESS! If you're looking for something to do before 5:00 PM during the week, then come on down and save mucho dinero, yo!
(And in case you didn't guess, just click on the film titles listed above to get tickets for any of these fine films!)
Trash Dance was the winner of the SXSW 2012 Special Jury Award! It also just won the Audience Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Take a look!
When choreographer Allison Orr proposes a performance with trash collectors in Austin, she's met with skepticism. Public employees have little time to waste. They aren't looking for a creative outlet. They don't need dance to save them. Besides, she is told, "Trucks don't dance." Trash Dance follows Orr as she rides out before sunrise with the sanitation workers and eventually earns their respect and trust. As people come forward, a company assembles, providing Orr the fuel she needs to create her work; sixteen trucks, twenty-four
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I cannot urge you enough to take a look at all the amazing entries in our Documentary Film Competition! If you're interested in nature and the environment you will love Chasing Ice and The Atomic States of America! Interested in the economy? Detropia is the one for you. Ballet? First Position offers a visually stunning look at young ballet dancers in competition. The justice system? Justice for Sale is your flim. In you were enlightened and moved by How to Die in Oregon last year than you must see The Patron Saints this year! The David "little guy" versus the "Goliath" big corporations? Big Boys Gone Bananas is your ticket. And if you love fringe radio and want to know how giants like Bob Dylan first gained notice on the air, I present to you Radio Unnameable! CLICK ON ANY OF THE FILM TITLES I JUST LISTED TO BUY TICKETS NOW! I mean it, Speed Racer, they're going FAST!
THE INSIDER: What inspired you to make a documentary about the legendary radio presenter Bob Fass?
PAUL LOVELACE: I co-directed a previous film called The Holy Modal Rounders... Bound to Lose (which screened at SFF in 2006) about the psychedelic folk duo from New York City. They were on Radio Unnameable many times in the 60's and 70's, especially co-founder Peter Stampfel, who still goes on Bob's show today. Peter would talk about this crazy and great radio program that was unlike anything on the air, then and now. We also heard that Bob Fass had in his possession an unprecedented audio archive, so we were
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