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The gates

Author: Antonio FerreraMaureen A RyanVladimir YavachevAlbert MayslesDavid MayslesAll authors
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Alive Mind, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Lorber HT Digital [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Starting with an original attempt in 1979, this film documents the ambitions, planning, and ultimate achievement of Christo's project to install a series of cloth-hung gates in Central Park. The film follows the artists Christo and Jeanne Claude and they navigate through various meetings, arguments, facing an opposing host of city officials, private representatives, artists, and citizens. Over 20 years later the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
DVD-Video discs
Art
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Christo; Jeanne-Claude; Christo; Jeanne-Claude
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio Ferrera; Maureen A Ryan; Vladimir Yavachev; Albert Maysles; David Maysles; Matthew Prinzing; Christo; Jeanne-Claude; HBO Documentary Films,; CVJ (Firm),; Maysles Films,; HBO Films.; Alive Mind Media,; Lorber HT Digital,
ISBN: 9786313812929 6313812921
OCLC Number: 319170078
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Widescreen (16:9) presentation.
Originally produced as a feature film in 2007.
Special features: "About the gates" history of the work (3 min.); "Antonio Ferrera" director's bio (3 min.); "Albert Maysles" director's bio (5 min.); "Christo and Jeanne Claude" artist's bio (4 min.).
Credits: Directors of photography, Albert Maysles, Antonio Ferrera ; editors, Antonio Ferrera, Matthew Prinzing ; executive producers, CVJ, Sheila Nevins.
Description: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 0 (all regions) ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.
Contents: The artists' intentions --
Documenting the project --
The issue of race --
Building the gates --
Winter in the park --
On guard --
Unleashing the gates --
New York reacts --
A cheerful interpretation --
The perfect time of year.
Other Titles: Gates (Motion picture : 2007)
Responsibility: HBO Documentary Films ; CVJ present ; a Maysles Films production ; for Home Box Office ; producers, Antonio Ferrera, Maureen A. Ryan, Vladimir Yavachev ; directed by Antonio Ferrera, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Matthew Prinzing.
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Starting with an original attempt in 1979, this film documents the ambitions, planning, and ultimate achievement of Christo's project to install a series of cloth-hung gates in Central Park. The film follows the artists Christo and Jeanne Claude and they navigate through various meetings, arguments, facing an opposing host of city officials, private representatives, artists, and citizens. Over 20 years later the artists fulfill their hope of creating a shared artwork for the community, the camera capturing the ultimate result and public reactions.

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Follow the story of the public art project ‘The Gates’ by Christo and Jeanne-Claude which finally graced Central Park in New York City for two weeks in February 2005. Christo and Jeanne-Claude first proposed the project in 1979 and the film follows the ups and downs of the project from conception...
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