Los Angeles Film Festival
Levitated Mass: The Story of Michael Heizer's Monolithic Sculpture
Levitated Mass: The Story of Michael Heizer's Monolithic Sculpture
(USA, 2013, 88 mins, HDCam)
World premiere
Directed By: Doug Pray
Executive Producers: Ann Tenenbaum, Dan Stern, Jay Sugarman
Producers: Jamie Patricof, Lynette Howell, Katie McNeill, Stephanie Meurer
Cinematographers: Christopher Chomyn, Edwin Stevens, Doug Pray
Editor: Doug Pray
Music: Akron/Family
Since he began producing land art in the late 1960s, Michael Heizer's large-scale projects have been challenging in both description and execution, and the 340-ton rock discovered in a Riverside quarry that ultimately became the LACMA exhibition Levitated Mass is no exception. What begins as a fascinating look at the convoluted logistical puzzle of transporting one enormous boulder through four adjacent counties, develops into an astute and candid reflection on what art – and the reaction to art – truly means in a contemporary society. Capturing the honest reactions, from eye-rolling to awe-inspired, of the crowds who gape as the boulder lumbers past them through the dead of night, director Doug Pray carves out his own beguiling cinematic sculpture.

Please note: Public viewing of the artwork Levitated Mass closes at sundown, so be sure to come down early to see the boulder itself prior to the film screening.
Screening Schedule
Thu, Jun 20th 7:30pm
Leo S. Bing Theatre at LACMA

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