Levitated Mass


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

"LEVITATED MASS" NOW IN THEATERS! (see listings below)

LOS ANGELES TIMES: "Illuminating, engaging and unexpected. Well-directed, with exceptional access by veteran documentarian Doug Pray"

FRONTIERS MAGAZINE: "Five Stars! Awesome! Deftly captures the frustration, excitement and hubris of the project. But what this amazing film ultimately does is ask, 'What is the meaning of art?'"

VILLAGE VOICE: "Wondrous!"

HUFFINGTON POST: "Jaw-Dropping pleasures!"

VARIETY: "Skillfully structured, highly entertaining!"

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



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.


NEW YORK CITY THEATRICAL OPENING! click links for further info

FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER - Opens Friday November 14 - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center



FRESNO, CA - November 14 - Tower Theatre

AUBURN, NY - November 21-22 - Auburn Public Theater

ST. LOUIS, MO - November 22 - St. Louis International Film Festival

COLUMBUS, OHIO - December 5-11 - Gateway Film Center

VANCOUVER, BC - December 29 - Vancity Theater

DENVER, CO - January 20 - SIE Film Center

WASHINGTON DC - DC Environmental Film Festival


Further info and listings at: First Run Features

PRESS INQUIRIES FOR LEVITATED MASS email: publicity@firstrunfeatures.com

Levitated Mass