Saturday, May 12, 2012
Finally a NW screening tour of 2 subculture documentary films Faire: An American Renaissance & Journey to the Flames: 11 Years of Burning Man. Both have been well received at screenings in Austin, LA, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, El Paso, Vancouver BC, Saratoga Springs, Ojai, Portland & Tucson. This is a great film for those curious about the event, newbies, and veteran burners and rennies.
Ticket information online
Q and A afterward with the director in from Los Angeles
ABOUT THE FILMS:
See 11 Years of playa art, mutant vehicles, theme camps, temples, explosions and flames. No other documentary covers it all like this.
For one week every year, 50,000 people gather in the Black Rock desert to build a temporary city of art. Founded as an experiment in radical self-expression, Burning Man is like no other place on earth. The ground rules are simple: no commerce, leave no trace, no spectators - participants only. You bring what you need to survive, and your gift of participation and art.
Black Rock City, as it is called, has everything you would expect in a real city: a post office, airport, radio stations, newspapers, a café, recycling, police, fire and medical.
JOURNEY TO THE FLAMES was directed by Doug Jacobson, who follows a group of friends as they head off to the desert festival. Experience 11 years of amazing Burning Man art. Take a ride into the madness and discover a world of art, sexuality, music and fire... lots of fire.
This documentary explores the amazing true story of a community that sparked a worldwide phenomenon. In 1963, from a small field on Haskels Rascals Ranch in Los Angeles, an event known as the Renaissance Pleasure Faire was born as a class project by a history teacher. From a school yard fundraiser, Ron and Phylis Patterson took a weekend event and turned it into a worldwide phenomenon. In the years since, movements blossoming from the Faire include street performance, handmade arts & crafts, and living history scenarios which were all given new life.
Some 45 years later, Faire as it is affectionately known, touches the lives of millions of people a year as attendees, booth owners, and performers.
Recently struggling to redefine itself , the Faire now competes with the Internet, Raves, and Burning Man. The documentary follows the incredible and insightful journey of a quirky group of people that defined a uniquely American movement. Join the original participants as they share their stories and struggle to find their place in a changing world.