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The Gates 
95 minutes
Director: Antonio Ferrera, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Matthew Prinzing
Year: 2007
Country: U.S.A.
Thu 12:00 pm RUSH , Fri 3:00 pm RUSH , Sat 12:00 pm RUSH

In 2005, artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude realized a project they conceived more than 25 years earlier: a breathtaking "golden river" of 7,500 fabric-paneled gates in New York's Central Park, one of the largest temporary public art installations in history. This documentary began filming in 1979, when the parks commissioner at community board hearings initially rejected Christo and Jeanne-Claude's dream project. The artists are captured again in 2002 and 2003, renegotiating with officials, planning the manufacture of materials, and most impressively, gathering the $20 million required to complete The Gates strictly through sales of their previous work.

For more information about the filmmaker, 2008 AIFF Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Albert Maysles, click here.

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