Community Arts Film Series in partnership with Northwind Arts Center
Dir. Doug Pray / USA / 2013 / 89 min.
When pioneering and artist Michael Heizer finds the giant boulder he’s been searching for since 1968, it sets off an epic struggle to realize one of America’s newest and largest public artworks, ‘Levitated Mass.’ The 340-ton rock’s journey from a desert quarry to a perch atop Heizer’s gigantic, walled slot in the earth at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art attracted international media and challenged the imagination of thousands as it crawled 105 miles through 22 cities on a football field-length, 206-wheeled trailer. “Wonderfully entertaining. It juxtaposes a history of Heizer’s revolutionary career as a “negative space” sculptor with an insider’s view of the insanely complex planning it took to move the two-story monolith.” – LA Weekly