Walking on Water
Directed by Andrey Paounov
Walking on Water
Ten years after the passing of his wife and creative partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together many years before. Boasting uncensored access to the artist and his team, Walking on Water is an unprecedented look at Christo’s process, from the inception through to the completion of his latest large-scale art installation, a dahlia-yellow walkway atop Italy’s Lake Iseo that was eventually experienced by over 1.2 million people. The film takes the viewer on an intimate journey into Christo’s world amid mounting madness – from complex dealings between art and state politics to engineering challenges, logistical nightmares, and the sheer force of mother nature. Captured through breathtaking aerial views and fly on the wall camerawork, we watch the artist’s vision unfold, and get to know the man chasing it.
“A compelling peek inside a singular creative mind.”
"Few artists deserve the moniker ‘maverick’ as much as Christo. The artist's forceful character does battle with technology, bureaucracy, corruption and the elements, resulting in an installation of stunning beauty and a documentary that delights in capturing the act of creation."
"Rollicking! Christo strikes a fascinating figure, a tireless, uncompromising artist who thinks his work is, on the one hand, totally useless, but shows childlike joy when things finally work out."
“Watching the eccentric luddite Christo bringing the installation to life is like watching a magician perform a drawn-out magic trick.”
"Highlight[s] the kind of practical headaches nearly no other artist in the world has to contend with."
"A rich, visual record of a monument to transience."
Official Selection – Locarno Film Festival
Official Selection – Toronto Film Festival
Official Selection – DOC NYC
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|Rose Theatre||Port Townsend||WA||1578200400January 5, 2020|
|Cleveland Museum of Art||Cleveland||OH||1566878400August 27 - August 30, 2019|
|Southampton Arts Center||Southampton||NY||1566100800August 18, 2019|
|Aperture Cinema||Winston Salem||NC||1562817600July 11, 2019|
|Nevada Theatre||Nevada City||CA||1562472000July 7, 2019|
|Naro Expanded Cinema||Norfolk||VA||1561953600July 1, 2019|
|Symphony Space||New York||NY||1561867200June 30 - August 11, 2019|
|Liberty Theatre||Camas||WA||1561867200June 30 - July 2, 2019|
|Frontier Cafe||Brunswick||ME||1561694400June 28 - July 3, 2019|
|Detroit Institute of Arts||Detroit||MI||1561694400June 28 - June 30, 2019|
|Kiggins Theatre||Vancouver||WA||1561694400June 28 - June 30, 2019|
|Time & Space Limited||Hudson||NY||1561608000June 27 - July 8, 2019|
|Cinema 21||Portland||OR||1561089600June 21 - June 27, 2019|
|Hippodrome Theatre||Gainesville||FL||1561003200June 20 - June 30, 2019|
|Grand Cinema Tacoma||Tacoma||WA||1560830400June 18, 2019|
|Honolulu Museum of Art||Honolulu||HI||1560398400June 13 - June 19, 2019|
|Landmark Midtown Art Cinema||Atlanta||GA||1559880000June 7 - June 13, 2019|
|Landmark Kendall Square Cinema||Boston||MA||1559880000June 7 - June 13, 2019|
|Landmark Lagoon Cinema||Minneapolis||MN||1559880000June 7 - June 13, 2019|
|The Music Hall||Portsmouth||NH||1559793600June 6, 2019|
|Guild Cinema||Albuquerque||NM||1559620800June 4 - June 6, 2019|
|Landmark Ken Cinema||San Diego||CA||1559275200May 31 - June 6, 2019|
|Real Art Ways||Hartford||CT||1559275200May 31 - June 6, 2019|
|Landmark E Street Cinema||Washington||DC||1559275200May 31 - June 6, 2019|
|Speed Art Museum||Louisville||KY||1559275200May 31 - June 2, 2019|
|Northwest Film Forum||Seattle||WA||1559275200May 31 - June 13, 2019|
|Vancouver International Film Centre||Vancouver||BC||1558670400May 24 - May 30, 2019|
|Landmark Shattuck Cinemas||Berkeley||CA||1558670400May 24 - May 30, 2019|
|Landmark Nuart Theatre||Los Angeles||CA||1558670400May 24 - May 30, 2019|
|Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema||San Francisco||CA||1558670400May 24 - May 30, 2019|
|Landmark Chez Artiste||Denver||CO||1558670400May 24 - May 30, 2019|
|Music Box Theatre||Chicago||IL||1558670400May 24 - May 30, 2019|
|Center For Contemporary Arts||Santa Fe||NM||1558670400May 24 - May 30, 2019|
|Austin Film Society||Austin||TX||1558670400May 24 - May 26, 2019|
|Film Forum||New York||NY||1558065600May 17 - May 23, 2019|
|Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema||Toronto||ON||1558065600May 17 - May 23, 2019|
|Montclair Film Festival||Montclair||NJ||1556856000May 3 - May 12, 2019|
|Jacob Burns Film Center||Pleasantville||NY||1556856000May 3, 2019|
|Cornell Cinema||Ithaca||NY||1556683200May 1 - May 2, 2019|
|Cleveland International Film Festival||Cleveland||OH||1553745600March 28 - April 2, 2019|
|Hawaii International Film Festival||Honolulu||HI||1552536000March 14, 2019|
|Boulder International Film Festival||Boulder||CO||1551330000February 28 - March 3, 2019|
|Victoria Film Festival||Victoria||BC||1548997200February 1 - February 10, 2019|
|DOC NYC||New York||NY||1541653200November 8 - November 15, 2018|
|Toronto International Film Festival||Toronto||ON||1536206400September 6 - September 16, 2018|
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