Levitated Mass

Levitated Mass

Byr Doug Pray

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 2014-12-02
  • Rate: NR
  • Lenght: 1h 29min
  • Director: Doug Pray
  • Producer: Electric City Entertainment
  • Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
7.9/10
7.9
From 4 Certification

Description

Levitated Mass is Doug Pray's new documentary about a two-story tall, 340-ton, granite boulder that was moved from a quarry in Riverside to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and mounted atop the walls of a gigantic slot in the earth. The massive artwork, titled Levitated Mass, is the latest 'land sculpture' by one of America's most exciting and misunderstood artists, Michael Heizer. Heizer's sculpture references the expanse of art history -- from ancient traditions of megalithic stones to modern forms of abstract geometries and cutting-edge feats of engineering. The boulder's 105-mile journey from quarry to museum attracted international media attention and challenged the imagination of thousands of Southern Californians over 10 nights as it crawled through 22 cities on a football-field length, 206-wheeled trailer. The film captures this spectacle while weaving together the dramatic story of the reclusive Heizer, the ambitions of a major metropolitan museum, and the public's wild reactions to this massive display of modern yet eerily timeless conceptual art.

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  • ROCK SOLID!

    5
    By chimpbear
    Doug Pray is constantly a great story teller and his movies all treat your eyes and ears to the delicious magic of his subjects. Watch all of his movies or I will come to your house and yell at you until you do.
  • Art for the journey

    5
    By LarssonDJ
    49:29: "We're living in a time when I think there's a lot of people who feel jaded, and someone has the vision to say, 'I want to take something so big and so massive and put it in the middle of the Los Angeles basin,' and an engineer had to say, 'Okay, well, how do we do that?' I definitely feel emotional when I think about it. Everyone, you know, has this journey that we're all on that seems impossible when you're facing it, and to, like, know that if you just take it one day at a time, you always end up, somehow, on the other side, looking back and saying, 'That was difficult, but it shaped me into who I am.'"
  • Between a doc and a hard place

    3
    By HoustonAdMan
    "Levitated Mass" is too serious of a title. I would've given a nod to '70's California and called it, "Pet Rock". There's some levity in that sense of humor (RIM SHOT).
  • Terrible

    1
    By happy face please
    Boring non-sense. Some people are morons with nothing better to do than to waist their time worshiping a rock. This movie prays on the childish curiosity of those thinking that this can't be a movie about a rock, I've got news for you... It Is!! Save your money and wait for something with some substance to come out. I came here because I thought this might be a think piece. All it had me thinking was," I wonder if I can get my money back" Rotten Tomatoes needs to reevaluate the way they rate movies, it is misleading and might cause people to make the mistake of buying or renting this movie.
  • The Art isn’t the Rock

    4
    By OzzyTomJ
    Sheesh - Buzz Killingtons over here…yeah it’s a rock. Yeah, there’s evil in the world. Yep, the rock has been there for aeons…but look at the people, look at the joy, the frustration, the confusion and the many thousands challenged to think about something for a second. There is wonder in moving something so large for seemingly no purpose…until you see thousands united by a strange monolithic structure and you realise that the art is watching people forget all the evil, all the the confusion to just enjoy something that gives them varying degrees of joy and amazement. In this day and age and on this Earth….that is art.
  • It’s a rock

    1
    By Diesalot
    Seriously do people have nothing better to do in this world of violence and poverty but to move a big rock from where it’s stood for millions of years and now they make a documentary to watch the moving of a rock… Please...

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