Green Screen – Tonight! Friday 5th June

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manuf_landscapesDue to it being Queens Birthday we are moving from our customary end of the month to a new date.

Friday 5th June.

7.30 Grey Lynn Community Centre

510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn

$2

The film is Manufactured Landscapes.

Synopsis

MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES is the striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of “manufactured landscapes”—quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams—Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris.

The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution.

With breathtaking sequences, such as the opening tracking shot through an almost endless factory, the filmmakers also extend the narratives of Burtynsky’s photographs, allowing us to meditate on our impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste.

In the spirit of such environmentally enlightening sleeper-hits as AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and RIVERS AND TIDES, MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES powerfully shifts our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it, without simplistic judgments or reductive resolutions.

AWARDS
Best Documentary Feature – Toronto Film Critics Association
Best Canadian Feature – Toronto Film Critics Association
Best Canadian Feature – Toronto Film Festival
Best Documentary – Genie Awards

Listen to the Q&A with Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky at New York’s Film Forum

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4eLsRUbtBk[/youtube]

Edward Burtynsky on manufactured landscapes

You may also view a 34 minute presentation from TED by Edward Burtynsky which includes more of the back story about the project.

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