WBEZ | Waste Land http://www.wbez.org/tags/waste-land Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Film reviews: Waste Land and Mumblecore http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-04/film-reviews-waste-land-and-mumblecore-83330 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Wasteland Photo by Fabio Ghivelder Vik Muniz Studio.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>One of the documentaries considered for an Oscar on Sunday, Feb.&nbsp; 27 was <em>Waste Land</em>. The film documents a project to turn trash from a landfill on the outskirts of the Rio de Janeiro into art &ndash; and perhaps create social change as well. <em>Waste Land</em> screens Friday, Mar.11 at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/block-cinema/index.html">Northwestern University&rsquo;s Block Cinema</a> in Evanston. <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> film critic Christy LeMaster spoke with Alison Cuddy about the film, she began with a little background, and the filmmaker&rsquo;s approach.<br /><br />LeMaster and Cuddy also reviewed the &ldquo;mumblecore&rdquo; mystery-comedy, <em>Cold Weather</em>.</p></p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 14:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-04/film-reviews-waste-land-and-mumblecore-83330 The Weekly Guide: What gets Julia Sweeney out of the house http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-11/weekly-guide-what-gets-julia-sweeney-out-house-82157 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Julia Sweeney Getty_0.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>For many years, this week's guest for <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a> was probably part of your weekend routine. Julia Sweeney was a regular on <em>Saturday Night Live</em> in the '90s. After leaving the show, she hit the theater circuit with performances like her one woman show &ndash; <a target="_blank" href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119207/"><em>God Said Ha!</em></a></p><p>At the moment she&rsquo;s less about the stage and more all over the page. Sweeney is working on a book and a screenplay from her home in Wilmette. So what does a self-proclaimed homebody do on the weekends? Host Alison Cuddy found out when she spoke to the multi-faceted Sweeney during the latest installment of <em>The Weekly Guide.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><br />Julia's Picks</strong>:<br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/Production.aspx?prod=111"><em>The Trinity River Plays</em></a> at the Goodman Theatre<br /><br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.wastelandmovie.com/"><em>Waste Land</em> </a>at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/features/waste-land ">Music Box Theatre</a></p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/">Adler Planetarium</a></p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.thespicehouse.com/?gclid=CJ_qm46ggKcCFUdrKgod5ibgfQ">Spice House in Evanston</a></p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.artic.edu/aic/">Art Institute of Chicago</a><br /><br /><em>DJ M. Sylvia Music Button: Supernova, &quot;Beat Me Back&quot;</em></p></p> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-11/weekly-guide-what-gets-julia-sweeney-out-house-82157