Gates, The

UN FILM DE Albert Maysles, Antonio Ferrera


In February, 2005, artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude installed 7,500 arches (gates), curtained with orange cloth that waved and billowed and decked miles of walkways in Central Park in Manhattan. "The Gates" stood for 16 days, the first unfurled by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who championed the project, giving it the okay after the artists 25-year quest 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. Art dwarfs the nay-sayers.

Date de sortie

Langue originale: English
Genre: Documentary
Durée: 98 min.
Année: 2008


Un film de
Albert Maysles, Antonio Ferrera