Born in the underground of San Francisco in the 1980s, the Burning Man festival became the largest counter-cultural event in North America. It is unique in that it is created by the people who come to the event - the participants, not the organizers. In that sense its original ideals have survived for 30 years, despite some erosion by time and pressure from the larger society. This film is a look at the evolution and expansion of the event to a multimillion dollar business, and how politics might have replaced philosophy.
L.A. LEAGUE OF ARTS BURNING MAN FILM SERIES 2011
Burning Man Courtyard Activities Start at 1 PM! Filmmakers In Person! Burning Man Courtyard Activities!
DUST AND ILLUSIONS
Co-Presented with The Los Angeles League of Arts.
Discussion following with director Olivier Bonin, Burning Man's Danger Ranger, featured artists John Law and Brian Doherty, and cinematographer Al Ridenour. Starting at 1:00 PM in the Egyptian Courtyard, a complete afternoon full of activities for all ages, with demonstrations of Burning Man art and performances, bacon gifting, and miniatures and drawings of the art proposed for the 2011 festival. Burning Man Official Site: BurningMan.com | LA League of Arts Official Site: LABurningMan.com
Screening format: DVD
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Mar 6, 2011 • 7:30pm