“Dust and Illusions” is a documentary by Olivier Bonin on the history of Burning Man that reaches all the way back to the legendary San Francisco Suicide Club. While this film has been making occasional screenings, the last two shows for the summer will be on Thursday, June 4th at the The David Brower Center in Berkeley at 6:30 & 8:30pm.
Dust & Illusions looks at 30 years of history of Burning Man all the way back to the late 1970s deep into the origins of the event. Through 21 interviewees the film presents the philosophies that fueled the creation of the festival, and its evolution from a small gathering of friends to the largest “counter-cultural” event in North America. It offers a new perspective of the meaning of the event, and questions whether its organizers are more concerned about making sure the show is ready when the gate opens or they still truly engage in building a community and fostering art.
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