by Vanessa Martinez
May 3, 2013 9:30 AM 0 Comments
The documentary Trash Dance, which premiered at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, will be available to rent online exclusively through the film's website (trashdancemovie.com) starting today. Dance, helmed by Andrew Garrison, centers on choreographer Alison Orr, who "rides along with Austin sanitation workers on their daily routes to observe and later convince them to perform a most unlikely spectacle. "
The acclaimed documentary, which opens at the Violet Crown Cinema in Austin, TX today, was the winner of the Special Jury Recognition at SXSW and won Audience Awards for Best Feature at Silverdocs and Full Frame.
Here's the full synopsis:
Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as she rides along with Austin sanitation workers on their daily routes to observe and later convince them to perform a most unlikely spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, two dozen trash collectors and their trucks deliver — for one night only — a stunningly beautiful and moving performance, in front of an audience of thousands, who are awed to discover how in the world a garbage truck can “dance.”