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In 1979, artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude proposed one of the largest public art installations in history: a "golden river" of 7,500 fabric-paneled gates in Central Park. Transcending controversy, it was finally completed in 2005. Renowned documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles and long-time collaborator Antonio Ferrera chronicle the artists' 26-year commitment to transform the winter darkness of the park into a garden of light and color.
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Antonio Ferrera's Director Statement:
Three years ago I was shanghaid and began making The Gates movie. It has been a labor of blood ,passion, moments of hillarity and daily invention . It brought a new meaning to the old saying "You can't write it better than that kid." I have seen the spectrum of human feeling and actions from the basest to their most exhaulted and I hope that we can laugh at the former and that we live in the latter. People don't make 'em like this any more. Thank you for watching the movie.
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[GATES] | 2007 | 93 | Documentary Feature
Foreign Title: (The Gates)