One-time-only unrated screening of WALKING ON WATER, an uncensored look into the process and personal relationships of the renowned artist Christo as he sets out to realize The Floating Piers, a project he conceived many years prior with his late wife Jeanne-Claude. The film, which world premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, will be followed by a Q&A with director Andrey Paounov.
Ten years after the passing of his wife and creative partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together many years before. Boasting uncensored access to the artist and his team, Walking on Water is an unprecedented look at Christo’s process, from the inception through to the completion of his latest large-scale art installation, a dahlia-yellow walkway atop Italy’s Lake Iseo that was eventually experienced by over 1.2 million people. The film takes the viewer on an intimate journey into Christo’s world amid mounting madness – from complex dealings between art and state politics to engineering challenges, logistical nightmares, and the sheer force of mother nature. Captured through breathtaking aerial views and fly on the wall camerawork, we watch the artist’s vision unfold, and get to know the man chasing it.
Co-presented by O Cinema and Oolite Arts, Art Films presents the best of films by and about artists paired with food & mimosas, followed by a post-film discussion.
POST-FILM DISCUSSION immediately after screening with director Andrey Paounov.
Directed by ANDREY PAOUNOV
2018, 1H 45M, UNRATED