2013 Films


Courtesy of Trash Dance

1:00 PM

Directed by: Andrew Garrison

Venue: Avalon Theatre

TRASH DANCE (USA, 2012, 68 min.)

Sometimes inspiration can be found in unexpected places. Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks and in the men and women who pick up our trash. The film follows Orr as she joins city sanitation workers on their daily routes to listen, learn and ultimately to convince them to collaborate in a unique dance performance. Hard working, often carrying a second job, the workers lives are already full with work, family and dreams of their own. But some step forward, and after rehearsing for months, two dozen trash collectors and their trucks perform an extraordinary spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, thousands of people show up to see how in the world a garbage truck can “dance.” Directed and produced by Andrew Garrison. Special Jury Recognition Winner, 2012 SXSW Film Festival.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

Tickets: $5.75, Avalon senior members; $6.75, Avalon members; $7.75, General Admission. To purchase tickets, please call the box office at 202-966-3464 or visit

Avalon Theatre

5612 Connecticut Ave., NW

(Metrobuses: L2, L4)

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