From a group of friends organizing underground activities in San Francisco in the 70s, Burning Man has become the largest countercultural event in North America. But is it still counter-cultural? Has the larger world caught with the event and slowly erased the original ideals?
Dust & Illusions, Olivier Boninís fascinating documentary takes a privileged glimpse at the history and future of Burning Man, one of the most important (if not the most important) counter-cultural movements of the last 3 decades.
Bonin provides a thoughtful and critical overview of the eventís transformation from a humble guerilla art project on San Franciscoís Baker Beach to a major corporation that funds artists, fosters a year-round virtual community, and builds Black Rock City in the middle of nowhere on a yearly basis. If youíve never been to the playa, DUST & ILLUSIONS will give you an excellent idea of exactly what youíre missing, and veteran burners will see the direction the event is headed (for better or for worse). Donít miss it.
The Flicks: Saturday, September 26th at 2:30pm
Edwards Boise Downtown Stadium 9: Sunday, September 27th at 9:15pm