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Director: Graham Townsley

Landfill Harmonic

Landfill Harmonic

“A symphony of the human spirit!”

Get ready to stand up and cheer for one of this year’s most acclaimed, inspiring, and joyful documentaries, LANDFILL HARMONIC. Follow the true story of Paraguayan music director Favio Chavez, who guides the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a group made up of young people from a slum community that play instruments – made entirely out of garbage. When their group’s story goes viral, they are catapulted onto the world’s stage.

Our world generates about a billion tons of garbage a year, and many of those who live with it and from it are the poor – like the people of Cateura, Paraguay.  LANDFILL HARMONIC follows the remarkable story of people who have found a way to transform the garbage into something else entirely – a beautiful community. This documentary follows the Orchestra as it takes its inspiring spectacle of trash-into-music around the world. Follow the lives of a garbage picker, a music teacher and a group of children from a Paraguayan slum that, out of necessity, started creating instruments entirely out of garbage. LANDFILL HARMONIC is a beautiful story about the transformative power of music, which also highlights two vital issues of our times: poverty and waste pollution.

Audience awards, SXSW (South by Southwest Film Festival) and AFI (American Film Institute).

“Like recycled garbage used to create symphonic-quality musical instruments, Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley Landfill Harmonic is a secret treasure.” (Austin Chronicle)
Saturday, December 3
Doors 1:00pm | Movie 1:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony@ Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

LANDFILL HARMONIC (Graham Townsley & Brad Allgood, 2015 / 84 mins / PG) LANDFILL HARMONIC follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their country, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.