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SPARK: A Burning Man Story

Promoted by Spark Pictures


Wednesday, July 10 7:00PM - 10:36PM

at The Del Mar
1124 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, US, 95060 (map)
$14.50 General

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The Event Program

  • Spark: A Burning Man Story

    Spark is an engaging behind-the-scenes documentary about the dreams and challenges of Burning Man and its unique culture of participatory art. Each year, 60,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a giant effigy in a ritual frenzy. Rooted in principles of self-expression, self-reliance and community effort, Burning Man has grown famous for stirring ordinary people to shed their nine-to-five existence and act on their dreams. SPARK takes us behind the curtain with Burning Man organizers and participants, revealing a year of unprecedented challenges and growth. When ideals of a new world based on freedom and inclusion collide with realities of the “default world,” we wonder which dreams can survive. More information on the official website for Spark Pictures.

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  • Q&A With Director Steve Brown

    Join us after the film for a Q&A with Steve Brown, director of the film and founder of Spark Pictures. Steve will discuss the making of the film and how Spark Pictures hopes to use the film to ignite support for the arts.

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  • Movie presentation of Spark: A Burning Man Story

    “An oasis of creativity blooms in Spark. Since we can’t all attend Burning Man, we can be thankful for Spark, which is probably the next best thing!” -- The New York Times

    SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORY is an engaging behind-the-scenes documentary about the dreams and challenges of Burning Man and its unique culture of participatory art. Each year, 60,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a giant effigy in a ritual frenzy. Rooted in principles of self-expression, self-reliance and community effort, Burning Man has grown famous for stirring ordinary people to shed their nine-to-five existence and act on their dreams. SPARK takes us behind the curtain with Burning Man organizers and participants, revealing a year of unprecedented challenges and growth. When ideals of a new world based on freedom and inclusion collide with realities of the “default world,” we wonder which dreams can survive.

    Reviews:

    “An oasis of creativity blooms in SPARK. Since we can’t all attend Burning Man, we can be thankful for Spark, which is probably the next best thing!” -- Andy Webster, The New York Times

    “Some of the most luscious Burning Man images I’ve ever seen. SPARK will have you aching to return!” -- Gavin Borchert, Seattle Weekly

    “Compelling! Fascinating artistic imagery.” -- Kerry Lengel, The Arizona Republic

    "I was completely inspired by the movie, with a deep longing to be as creative as the people who create art for Burning Man." -- Hilary Armstrong, The Huffington Post

    "The film is gorgeous: a virtual carnival of images that reflect the spectacle that is Burning Man." -- Marcia Franklin, Boise Weekly

    “Provides a fascinating look into the inner circle of the event’s organizers. A worthy exploration of a unique phenomenon.” -- Marc Mohan, The Oregonian

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Contributions:

In 2014, we Burners from the Central Coast will make our debut as part of Burning Man’s Circle of Regional Effigies (CORE)! CORE projects are comprised of wooden sculptures created by Burning Man Regional groups from around the world, placed around the base of the Man. They burn together on Thursday night of Burning Man to create the world's largest intentional simultaneous Burn! Guided by the Ten Principles, CORE teams work together to create art that celebrates their Regional identities and showcases the collaborative artistic efforts of their community members. The CORE Project is a celebration of Burning Man's Regional Network and of the work that groups throughout the world are doing to nurture and support the Burning Man ethos as a global cultural movement. Hundreds of hours of design and building time will be put into this project, and we need help with transportation and materials costs. Every little bit helps! Contribute $40 now and get an autographed SPARK poster as a gift! And if you want to get involved in the 2014 CORE project, email santacruzburners@gmail.com!

Contribution Levels Amount
Level 1 (12 contributions)
A Massive High Five
$10.00
Level 2 (2 contributions)
A Hug Attack by Our Greeters
$25.00
Level 3 (3 contributions)
Contribute $40 now and receive an autographed SPARK movie poster! Thank you!
$40.00

Event Info

Please join Spark Pictures for an exclusive, one-night only private screening of SPARK: A Burning Man Story in Santa Cruz, CA. After the film, join director Steve Brown for Q&A about the making of the film and to learn how we are using the film to ignite support for public art. Presented by Spark Pictures: http://sparkpictures.com