ArtCentral Film Festival - "Waste Land"

Matthews Opera House and Arts Center, Spearfish, SD Category: Movies, Film


The Matthews and Black Hills State University, through the work of ArtCentral, hosts the first ArtCentral Film Festival of 2018. Four films, one per month, are offered from Jan. 21 through April 12, 2018. All films are free and open to the public. The first three films will be screened in The Matthews’ theater, while the final film will be shown at BHSU’s Jonas Hall, Room 305.

Following each film, the co-hosting organization will help facilitate a discussion about ideas presented in the film. Co-hosts for films are organizations in the Spearfish community. They will help people talk about how these issues relate to the community. The Mar. 20 film, “Make No Noise: The Story of a Skatepark” director Cecilia Cornejo visits Spearfish to lead the discussion.

Refreshments including popcorn, soft drinks, beer, and wine will be available for purchase during the three events at the opera house.

"Waste Land" will show at the The Matthews Opera House theater on February 20th, 2018 at 6:30 pm.  

Directors:  Lucy Walker and Karen Harley

NR 1h 39 minutes

2010  CoHost: BHSU Sustainability Committee

"Waste Land” is an uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist, Vik Muniz, takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. Vik collaborates with the brilliant catadores, pickers of recyclable materials. They are true Shakespearean characters who live and work in the garbage quoting Machiavelli and show us how to recycle ourselves.


The ArtCentral Film Festival is FREE to the Public.