Monday, July 2, 2007

Manufactured Landscapes: A Film about Edward Burtynsky

Manufactured Landscapes, a new documentary film by Jennifer Baichwal (Director of The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Adams' Appalachia) follows renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky as he documents the vast industrialization of China. It played the festival circuit over the last year, receiving numerous awards and plenty of acclaim. Now it has been given a well deserved, all be it small national release. In an age of excessive production and consumption, the relevance of Burtynsky's work seems to multiply with every passing day.

Here are the Theaters I found that are playing it:

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA

Film Forum
209 W Houston St.
New York, NY

Ritz Five
214 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

NuArt Theater
11272 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

"A protracted exploration of the aesthetic, social and spiritual dimensions of industrialization and globalization... Raises some sigificant and sobering questions about the impact that we, as humans, make on our environment"

"Manufactured Landscapes tracks the beauty and the horror of industry's imprint on the earth"

All images copyright Edward Burtynsky