DUMPSTER RACCOON

Dumpster Raccoon screens trashy cult classics accompanied by live performances. In a recent interview with NOW Magazine, curator Anthony Oliveira summed up the series: “Dumpster Raccoon is not just the name, it is my ethos,” says Oliveira. “It’s how I describe what I do when someone asks. I think my work as a writer or culture critic or whatever is that I compulsively forage through our culture trash to figure out what it is, how it works, why we discarded it, what it can teach us. Sharing pop culture has always been one of the main ways I express affection, and the series has grown out of that: ‘I love you; here’s some shiny garbage.’”

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Anthony Oliveira is a writer, pop culture critic, and PhD living in Toronto. He can be found on Twitter at @meakoopa, where he tweets (incessantly) about the arts, politics, and LGBT culture, or on his podcast, The Devil’s Party, as he reads through Milton’s Paradise Lost and its demonic twists and turns.

IN THE PRESS

Screening Series of the Week – Dumpster Raccoon, NOW Magazine, July 17, 2018

August

SHOWGIRLS poster
USA | 1995 | 128 min | R
August 23, 2019

ALL SUMMER LONG, Dumpster Raccoon Cinema tackles the KING of misunderstood trash cinema, PAUL VERHOEVEN!

September

Starship Troopers poster
USA | 1997 | 129 min | R
September 27, 2019

ALL SUMMER LONG, Dumpster Raccoon Cinema tackles the KING of misunderstood trash cinema, PAUL VERHOEVEN!

PAST PRESENTATIONS

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ALL SUMMER LONG, Dumpster Raccoon Cinema tackles the KING of misunderstood trash cinema, PAUL VERHOEVEN!

street fighter poster

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME, RAUL JULIA, AND KYLIE MINOGUE PLAY HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS WITH THE SCENERY?!?

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