The first moving picture, which depicted a horse running at full gallop, was quickly enhanced by the first special effects, which showed a horse exploding next to a 3-D spaceship. Enjoy advances in film with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to the Windsor International Film Festival's screening of Waste Land at the Capitol Theatre on May 5 at 7 p.m. (a $20 value).
Windsor International Film Festival rolls out the red carpet for local and international cinematic works of artistic and cultural significance during its monthly screenings and extensive November film festival. Earning global acclaim at Sundance and the Berlin Film Festival and an Oscar nod during its festival trek, Waste Land vividly documents artist Vik Muniz's journey from Brooklyn to his native Brazil in order to photograph catadores—self-designated recyclable-material pickers—as they rummage through the world's largest garbage dump. Through his artistic collaboration with these unlikely explorers, Muniz reveals the sorrow and striking grace of their lives. WIFF's monthly screenings culminate in November when more than 30 international and Canadian films grace the Capitol Theatre's screen during the four-day festival that celebrates artistic achievements in story telling and popcorn juggling.