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Waste Land 

When: Thu., July 28, 7 p.m. 2011
Price: Free

Durham's free movie screening alternatives have been quietly expanding of late. In particular, both American Tobacco and the Nasher Museum have been venues for fine documentaries—because documentaries are what we do in Durham—that have not received regular theatrical runs in the area. This summer, the Nasher has shown films on the last Thursday of the month in a series called "Summer Days, Nasher Nights." Tonight's offering is Lucy Walker's Waste Land, an eco-lefty crowd-pleaser since its first appearance at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. This film, which celebrates a subculture of professional garbage scavengers ("catadores") in Rio de Janeiro—along with an art project their work inspires—received an Oscar nomination for best documentary. Catch the film, which Stephen Holden of The New York Times called "inspiring," at 7 p.m. in the Nasher auditorium. The Nasher's cafe is open for business, too; the museum suggests arriving early for its two-course prix fixe menu. —David Fellerath

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