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Award-winning film 'Landfill Harmonic' to be screened at Cole Art Center

September 26, 2017 - Robbie Goodrich
Recycled Orchestra of Cateura
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Landfill Harmonic" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

"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 community, Chavez must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town, according to the website landfillharmonicmovie.com, which also describes the documentary as "a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit."

The 84-minute film is directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley and produced by Juliana Penaranda. The 2015 film won numerous awards at film festivals throughout the nation, including best documentary, best music documentary, best family friendly feature and several audience awards.

This screening is part of the School of Art's monthly Friday Film Series and is sponsored in part by William Arscott, Nacogdoches Film Festival, Karon Gillespie, Mike Mollot, David Kulhavy, Brad Maule, John and Kristen Heath, Galleria Z, Jill Carrington, Jean Stephens, Jim and Mary Neal, Richard Orton, Nacogdoches Junior Forum and Main Street Nacogdoches.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.