Friday, June 21 | 8 pm
In this exceptionally engrossing new documentary, legendary artist Christo steps back into the global spotlight, a decade after the death of his wife and creative partner, Jeanne-Claude. Set in the present day, Walking on Water opens with Christo preparing to finally realize the couple’s long hoped-for “Floating Piers” project, a saffron-yellow walkway that will float for miles over the surface of Italy’s impossibly beautiful Lake Iseo. Spanning the planning, installation and exhibition phases of this massive art installation, Walking on Water sticks closely to the deeply compelling Christo throughout, revealing a man of genius whose childlike sense of wonder coexists with a hair-trigger temper and oversized ego. Walking on Water is a great portrait of an artist, and a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at a blockbuster contemporary installation as it spirals out of control.
Director Andrey Paounov | 2018 | In English | 100 minutes | NR | DCP