- Spark: A Burning Man Story
Spark is an engaging behind-the-scenes documentary about the dreams and challenges of Burning Man and its unique culture of participatory art. Each year, 60,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a giant effigy in a ritual frenzy. Rooted in principles of self-expression, self-reliance and community effort, Burning Man has grown famous for stirring ordinary people to shed their nine-to-five existence and act on their dreams. SPARK takes us behind the curtain with Burning Man organizers and participants, revealing a year of unprecedented challenges and growth. When ideals of a new world based on freedom and inclusion collide with realities of the “default world,” we wonder which dreams can survive. More information on the official website for Spark Pictures.
- Q&A With Director Steve Brown
Join us after the film for a Q&A with Steve Brown, director of the film and founder of Spark Pictures. Steve will discuss the making of the film and how Spark Pictures hopes to use the film to ignite support for the arts.
Star of the City is New York City’s 2013 entry in Burning Man’s Circle of Regional Effigies (C.O.R.E.), one of 24 effigies that combine for the world’s largest controlled art burn. This is the third year of the C.O.R.E. Project and the participation of New York City’s creative community. The design concept for Star of the City, by Brooklyn artist Adi Azulay, was inspired by the Chrysler Building, Manhattan’s art deco gem. The five arches of the project echo the shapes of the iconic skyscraper and reference each of the city’s five boroughs. When completed, the Star of the City will be a 20-foot tall structure built and funded by the New York Burning Man Community. Check us out on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StaroftheCity and help bring Star of the City to life by contributing at checkout. You’ll receive some really cool shwag in appreciation for your support.