100% FRESH TOMATOES!! --rottentomatoes.com
"Garrison has created such a vibrant, moving document of...an evanescent state of grace" --Ann Hornaday, "The Washington Post" wapo.st/14Y1LRb
"Magical" --"The New York Times" nyti.ms/16fZMeW
Sometimes inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places. Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as she rides along with Austin sanitation workers on their daily routes to observe and later convince them to perform a most unlikely spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, two dozen trash collectors and their trucks deliver — for one night only — a stunningly beautiful and moving performance, in front of an audience of thousands.
Trash Dance has been praised by festival audiences from Lincoln Center to Warsaw, winning numerous awards, including Special Jury Recognition at SXSW, and Audience Awards for Best Documentary at SilverDocs, Full Frame, Sedona and Woods Hole. Described as “Unbelievable, incredibly beautiful and moving” by Blackbook, and featured in The New York Times and USA Today, this "magical," “unexpectedly moving” and “joyful, exuberant tale” leaves audiences asking themselves, “Am I really crying at a movie about garbage?”