Directed and Edited by Doug Pray
Producers: Jamie Patricof, Lynette Howell
Co-Producers: Katie McNeill, Stephanie Meurer
Associate Producers: Erin Wright, Erin Heidenreich
Executive Producers: Ann Tenenbaum, Dan Stern, Jay Sugarman
Cinematography: Chris Chomyn (DP), Edwin Stevens, Doug Pray
Music by Akron/Family
ELECTRIC CITY ENTERTAINMENT
FIRST RUN FEATURES
"LEVITATED MASS" OPENING at L.A's NUART Theatre Sept. 5-11!
VILLAGE VOICE: "Wondrous!"
HUFFINGTON POST: "Jaw-Dropping!"
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..."
ARCHITECTURAL RECORD: "Vital...Invaluable!"
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Feature Article by Andy Battaglia
Jury Award Winner for BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY! Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
SPECIAL JURY AWARD WINNER! Florida Film Festival
LEVITATED MASS, now in theaters from First Run Features, 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 ancient-feeling modern art.
COMING SOON TO THESE CITIES:
LOS ANGELES - NOW PLAYING! - September 5-11 Landmark's Nuart Theatre
PASADENA - September 13-14 Laemmle Playhouse 7
SEATTLE - September 26-28 SIFF Cinema
SAN DIEGO - October 4-8 Media Arts Center
PORTLAND - October 5-6 Northwest Film Center
SANTA FE - Opens October 10 CCA Cinematheque
CHICAGO - October 24-30 Gene Siskel Film Center
NEW YORK CITY - Opens November 14 - Film Society of Lincoln Center