The Gates

Film/Video

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The Gates

Member-Only Screening
Introduced by codirector Antonio Ferrera
Antonio Ferrera, Albert Maysles, 2007

Member-Only Screenings

Regional premieres, visiting filmmaker screenings, sneak-peek previews--members have the opportunity to see the very latest in independent and world cinema at these special events.

Wed, Sep 17, 2008 7 PM

"The smiles on park visitors’ faces tell the story of [the Gates’] impact best"—San Francisco Chronicle

Reception at 6 PM in the café
Screening at 7 PM in the theater

The Gates by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude delighted visitors from all over the world when it was installed in Central Park in February 2005—26 years after it was first proposed in 1979. This thoughtful documentary takes you through the artists’ struggle to overcome stiff opposition to the project, their elaborate preparations after finally receiving approval from Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2003, the carefully choreographed installation process, and the piece itself. Some 4 million viewers (including students from the Wexner Center’s first Art & Environment class) flocked to see the piece during its two week display. Here’s your chance to imagine, or relive, the experience. (97 mins., 35mm)

Come early for a reception with codirector Antonio Ferrera, who will introduce the screening and answer your questions afterward.

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