The Gates

A Documentary Film Screening

November 20, 2014
doors open 6 pm, film starts 7 pm
Prospector Theater
2175 Sidewinder Dr
Park City, UT 84060

In February 2005, artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude installed 7,500 arches (gates), with orange cloth curtains that waved and billowed along miles of walkways in Central Park. The Gates stood for 16 days, the first one unfurled by Mayor Bloomberg, who championed the project, giving it the okay after a 25-year quest by the artists to gain approval. Archival footage shows pro-and-con debates and various mayors and commissions turning down the project. By the end, the gates installed, the camera travels a winter landscape, orange shining through trees and reflected in ponds. Passers-by, quintessential New Yorkers, express pleasure. In the end, Art dwarfs the naysayers.

Dr. Angelika Pagel, who received her PhD in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley, and currently teaches Art History at Weber State University, will introduce the film and lead a Q&A after the screening. This is a joint event organized by the Kimball Art Center and the Park City Film Series. Food and beverages will be available for sale and can be brought into the theater. The film is directed by Antonio Ferrera and Albert Maysles.


This screening is part of the REEL Community Series, funded in part by a grant from the Park City Community Foundation.
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