An Evening with Vik Muniz at Rio Theatre

CineFest LIVE Film Screening

Join us on Wednesday, July 23rd as the Rio Theatre and Vancouver Biennale present the Canadian premiere of celebrated artist Vik Muniz’s latest documentary This is Not a Ball and a screening of his Academy-Award nominated Waste Land. See how Muniz transforms unconventional materials into art and participate in a rare chance to join him in conversation.

Date: July 23rd, 2014

Location: The Rio Theatre


6:30 PM This is Not a Ball
8:00 PM Waste Land
9:30 PM Moderated discussion with Vik Muniz

Tickets: $20 in advance (Buy tickets now!)
$25 at the door


About Waste Land

Waste Land, the Sundance Film Festival winner and Academy Award-nominated documentary chronicles Muniz’s work at a Brazilian junkyard located in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Working from photographs of the impoverished local garbage-pickers, Muniz creates grand scale mosaic portraits by repurposing junkyard scraps. His collaboration with the pickers reveals their essential dignity and humanity through art.

Praise for Waste Land:

“One man’s garbage is another man’s art. That’s the lesson in fascinating documentary Waste Land.” – New York Post

“A joy to watch despite the abject poverty it contains, WASTE LAND transcends the artist-doc format and has a broad emotional appeal that should ensure a warm reaction from theatrical audiences.” – The Hollywood Reporter


About This is not a Ball

This Is Not a Ball is the Canadian premiere of Muniz’s directorial debut, which chronicles the creation of a massive new artwork using 20,000 soccer balls in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup 2014. The documentary follows Muniz as he explores the global passion for soccer. In his journey, Muniz uncovers a network of intriguing people and stories, with subjects ranging from sports to astrophysics, gender politics and history.