“Collection and Disposal: A Job for the Birds” and “Garbage Problems”

Film Screenings
Saturday, May 15, 2010
5 – 7 pm • Gallery RIVAA


Join CUP for a screening of “Collection and Disposal: A Job for the Birds” and “Garbage Problems,” two films about the future of garbage disposal in New York City. The screening will be followed by a presentation by garbage historian and environmental policy planner Benjamin Miller and a Q and A with Miller and filmmaker Robert Machover. Benjamin Miller is the former director of policy planning for the New York City Department of Sanitation and author of Fat of the Land: Garbage of New York, the Last Two Hundred Years. He is currently the senior research associate for freight programs at the University Transportation Research Center. In addition to “Collection and Disposal,” Robert Machover has made “Troublemakers,” “We Got to Live Here,” “Shop Talk,” and “Binocular Vision.” His documentaries are often used as organizing tools.

PEOPLE & BUILDINGS film series

The People & Buildings Film Series is made possible in part by public funds from the New York York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. “Collection and Disposal: A Job For the Birds” courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. This program was curated by Valeria Mogilevich in conjunction with the exhibit “Fast Trash: Roosevelt Island’s Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities.” This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited, RSVP to info@anothercupdevelopment.org to secure your spot.