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Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art Screening at Loft Cinema
November 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm| $12
Screening with Filmmaker James Crump + Producer Ronnie Sassoon
Presented by MOCA Tucson + the Jim and Fran Allen Family Trust
Saturday 28 November 7pm
$12, The Loft Cinema – 3233 E. Speedway
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Film Trailer: https://vimeo.com/125631715
Also premiering at Fondazione Prada in Milan, Site Sante Fe, The 53rd New York Film Festival, and LA MOCA/The Theater at Ace Hotel, MOCA Tucson is thrilled to present Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art, screened at The Loft Cinema. This special screening features an introduction, Q&A, and reception with filmmaker James Crump and producer Ronnie Sassoon.
Troublemakers unearths the history of land art in the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. The film features a cadre of renegade New York artists that sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. Today these works remain impressive not only for the sheer audacity of their makers but also for their out-sized ambitions to break free from traditional norms. The film casts these artists in a heroic light, which is exactly how they saw themselves. Iconoclasts who changed the landscape of art forever, these revolutionary, antagonistic creatives risked their careers on radical artistic change and experimentation, and took on the establishment to produce art on their own terms.
Using original footage produced with helicopters and rare re-mastered vintage footage from the period, Crump’s cinematic journey takes viewers on a thrill ride through the most significant land art sites in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, an immersive and physically transportive experience that movie goers will not forget.
Featuring Germano Celant, Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Smithson, Nancy Holt, Vito Acconci, Virginia Dwan, Charles Ross, Paula Cooper, Willoughby Sharp, Pamela Sharp, Lawrence Weiner, Carl Andre, Gianfranco Gorgoni, Harald Szeemann.