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Walking on Water


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Walking on Water

“The artist does battle with technology, bureaucracy, corruption and the elements…in a documentary that delights in capturing the act of creation.” (Variety)

Christo and Jeanne-Claude worked side by side for decades to create massive landscape installations like The Gates in Central Park. Now, seven years after Jeanne-Claude’s death, Christo arrives in Italy to carry out their long-planned project: the construction of a two-mile floating footpath, covered in shimmering saffron fabric, to an island in the middle of Lake Iseo. The Floating Piers is a colossal undertaking—one that comes perilously close to shutting down when local authorities lose control of the crowds clamoring to experience it. But Christo and his team rally, enabling some 1.2 million visitors to delight in the glorious sensation of walking on water.

Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)

A documentary that delights in capturing the act of creation.
The 83-year-old Christo strikes a fascinating figure, a tireless, uncompromising artist who thinks his work is, on the one hand, totally useless, but shows childlike joy when things finally work out.”

This film is part of the FrameWorks 2019: Art on Film series.

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