Levitated Mass

Credits:

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
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"LEVITATED MASS" WILL BE RELEASED IN EARLY SEPTEMBER 2014! DETAILS TO FOLLOW!

JURY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY! Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

SPECIAL JURY AWARD WINNER! Florida Film Festival (For Demonstrating the Connection Between Art, Humanity, and Cinema)

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..."

THE ORLANDO SENTINEL: "This fine film from Doug Pray has profound things to say about art, endurance and spectacle."

 

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.