Directed and Edited by Doug Pray
Producers: Jamie Patricof, Lynette Howell
Co-Producers: Katie McNeill, Stephanie Meurer
Executive Producers: Ann Tenenbaum, Dan Stern, Jay Sugarman
Cinematography: Chris Chomyn, Edwin Stevens, Doug Pray
Music by Akron/Family
ELECTRIC CITY ENTERTAINMENT
VILLAGE VOICE: "Wondrous!"
VARIETY: "Skillfully structured, highly entertaining!"
LOS ANGELES TIMES: "...the tale has levity and mass...a portrait of the profound diversity of Los Angeles and the many different ways art can be interpreted."
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: "...Mesmerizing…sure to generate heated discussion..."
PLAYING AT THESE FESTIVALS IN MARCH 2014: ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL LA (March 13, 16) MARTHA'S VINEYARD FILM FESTIVAL (March 15) CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (March 26,27,28) SEBASTOPOL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (March 29) FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL (April 4-13)
LEVITATED MASS is Doug Pray's new film about a two-story tall, 340-ton, granite boulder that was moved from a quarry in Riverside, California to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and mounted upon the walls of a 456' long slot in the middle of the city. First attempted in 1968, the 2012 permanent installation "Levitated Mass," is the latest land sculpture by one of America's most misunderstood and exciting artists, Michael Heizer. His rock's 105-mile transport grabbed international media attention and challenged the imagination of thousands of Southern Californians over 10 nights as it crawled through 22 cities and 4 counties on a football-field long, 206-wheeled transport. The movie captures this spectacle of construction (filled with dangers and bureaucratic nightmares), while it weaves together the dramatic story of Heizer's past and present work, the ambitions of a major metropolitan museum, and the public's wild reactions to this massive display of modern (yet ancient-feeling) conceptual art.