The Story of Michael Heizer’s Monolithic Sculpture. Prominently displayed outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, renowned and reclusive land artist Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” gained worldwide recognition during its installation in 2012.
Over ten nights, a 340-ton solid granite boulder crawled through Southern California neighborhoods on a 294-foot-long, 206-wheeled trailer, drawing hundreds of camera crews and cell phone shooters alike to document its journey. The film takes on Heizer’s passion for this piece and interweaves this influential artist’s biography with the back story of the art, the dreams of a major museum, and the uniting of a city, examining the perennial question: “What is art?” Each film screening features a reception before the film. Which includes wines from The Hess Collection, along with artisan cheeses and charcuterie.
And here’s a bit more about the Director Doug Pray:
“Director Doug Pray’s portraits of subcultures and maverick individuals have been highly acclaimed and widely distributed. His feature documentaries include the Emmy Award-winning Art & Copy, Surfwise the amazing odyssey of the Paskowitz surfing family, Big Rig, a road film about long-haul truck drivers, Infamy, about six notorious graffiti writers, Scratch, a celebration of hip-hop DJs, and Hype!, which remains on Rolling Stone’s Top 10 list of best rock DVDs. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and The Directors Guild of America.”
Save the dates (and watch for details) for July 20 and August 10.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Napa Valley Film Festival, November 12-16, 2014. Passes on Sale Now. For HESS Fans Only: Save an additional 10% off using special code HESS.
Visit www.napavalleyfilmfest.org for more information. If you missed this extraordinary festival last year, check out the 2013 Highlight Reel!