New York Premiere! 

Sometimes inspiration is found in unexpected places. Choreographer Allison Orr sees beauty and grace in garbage trucks and in the men and women who pick up our trash. She joins city sanitation workers to listen, learn, and try to convince them to collaborate in a unique dance performance. Often carrying a second job, their lives are already full with work, family and dreams of their own. But two dozen trash collectors step forward with their trucks to perform an extraordinary spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, thousands of people show up to see how a garbage truck can “dance.”

Screening with: 
Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar | 2011 | USA | 18m
Sheri “Sparkle” Williams has been a star dancer with the legendary Dayton Contemporary Dance Company for nearly 40 years, a record virtually unheard of in the professional dance community. Ms. Williams is one of the few dancers outside of New York to be honored with the prestigious Bessie Award for Individual Performance. She has worked with Merce Cunningham, Bill T. Jones, Bebe Miller, and her mentor Jeraldyne Blunden. When this powerhouse dancer suffers her first serious injury, she is faced with a question: does she have the will it will take to return to the stage, as her 50th birthday approaches?

American Overture
John T. Williams | 2012 | USA | 6m 

American Overture celebrates American diversity, culture, religious freedom, art, innovation and equality set in a collage of iconic surreal imagery.