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Downtown film series concludes season with “Waste Land” on May 8

Posted 05/02/14

The Thursday film series, bridging the Fitchburg State campus and the city of Fitchburg, concludes for the season in May with a screening and discussion of “Waste Land” on Thursday, May 8 at 4 p.m. at the Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St. Admission is free.

Each film is presented in the library auditorium, introduced by a member of the Fitchburg State faculty, staff or a community partner. The films touch on issues or events that will resonate with today’s audiences. An informal discussion follows each screening.

Faculty member Eric Budd (Economics, History and Political Science) will introduce “Waste Land” (2010), an uplifting feature documentary that highlights 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.

The film series, traditionally running on the third Thursday of the month, will resume in the fall.

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