November 14, 5:30 & 8 p.m.: TOWER THEATER, 815 E. OLIVE AVENUE, FRESNO
November 14: Levitated Mass (2014)
Filmworks re-ignites a centuries-old debate — “What is art?” — when it presents the American independent documentary “Levitated Mass.” The movie tells the story of a spectacle in motion: a 340-ton granite boulder is painstakingly moved from a quarry in Riverside to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then mounted atop the walls of a gigantic slot in the earth. The massive display of conceptual art, a “land sculpture” created by the reclusive and often-misunderstood artist Michael Heizer, references the expanse of art history, from ancient traditions of megalithic stones to modern forms of abstract, cutting-edge feats of engineering. The boulder’s 105-mile journey from quarry to museum draws international attention, and it challenges the imaginations of thousands of Southern Californians over the course of 10 nights in 2012, as it crawls through 22 cities aboard a football-field length, 206-wheeled trailer. From veteran filmmaker Doug Pray, who directed “Art & Copy,” “Surfwise,” and other films about unusual subcultures. Featuring an experimental score from the band Akron/Family. 89 minutes, not rated.
After the 5:30 p.m. show, join visiting filmmaker Katie McNeill to talk about the movie. McNeill served as co-producer of “Levitated Mass,” working closely in the field with director Doug Pray. As an associate producer, she previously worked on “Straight Outta L.A.,” a documentary directed by rapper Ice Cube for ESPN’s 30/30 series; “Little Birds,” a feature directed by Elgin James for the Sundance Lab project; and “The Place Beyond the Pines,” starring Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling. She currently serves as Vice President of Production at Electric City Entertainment in Southern California. Moderated by Filmworks board member Mary Husain.
Tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased by check or cash at the Tower Theatre box office, 815 E. Olive Ave. For more information: http://fresnofilmworks.org/film/levitated-mass/
CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community, at no charge. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179, spring 2015 class #30990) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicutlural International (MI).
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