SAVE THE DATE: Levitated Mass
Sent to mailinglist subscribers on October 30, 2014
The centuries-old question of “What is art?” will be revived on Friday, Nov. 14 when Filmworks presents the documentary “Levitated Mass” at the historic Tower Theatre. Two show times: 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Featuring a special filmmaker appearance from the film’s co-producer, Katie McNeill, after the first show.
The movie — which opens here in Fresno on the same night it opens at the Lincoln Center in NYC — tells the story of a spectacle in motion: a 340-ton granite boulder is painstakingly moved from its natural home, deep inside a quarry in Riverside, to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where it is mounted atop the walls of a gigantic slot in the earth as a “land sculpture.”
From the critics:
Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times says: “The most engaging, and unexpected, part of the boulder’s journey was how the people who lived along the route came out at all hours of the night and early morning and turned the move into a de facto happening. . . . Especially interesting is the way these observers inevitably saw the rock through their own lens.”
On our Film Forum blog:
In our latest featured video, volunteer Rebecca Horwitz introduces us to the 340-ton protagonist of the movie.
Tickets and details:
Advance tickets are on sale at the Tower Theatre box office by cash or check, or you can buy tickets online right now. The movie is from the USA. 89 minutes. Not Rated. Directed by Doug Pray. See the trailer here.