Film Screening: "Manufactured Landscapes"

Solar San Antonio and the Alamo Drafthouse, together with a host of local civic and environmental groups, introduces a new monthly film series at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Park North. The series is designed to make educational opportunities around environmental issues more widely available through high quality, award-winning films and documentaries.
 
This month the series continues with "MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES," a striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky, from 7:30-9 p.m. at  Alamo Drafthouse, Park North location at 618 NW Loop 410, inside Loop 410 between Blanco and San Pedro.
 
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.
 
$5 discounted admission for students, SSA members, EchoTown green card holders, and members of Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, Green Spaces Alliance, Sierra Club, Bexar Audubon Society and Clothesline Cleaners customers. $9 general admission.
 
Proceeds benefit Solar San Antonio, www.solarsanantonio.org.
 
Bring your own growler, and ask your server about food and drink specials!
 
For more information and to view the film trailer, please visit: http://www.solarsanantonio.org/FilmSeries.htm

 

 

Manufactured Landscapes