Part of our One Hit Wonders series, featuring great new documentaries at special one-night-only screenings!
"The portraits here offer West Coast idealism and conviction coupled with an extravagant aesthetic vision. Since we can't all attend Burning Man, we can be thankful for Spark, which is probably the next best thing." – Andy Webster, New York Times
"I was completely inspired by the movie, with a deep longing to be as creative as the people who create art for Burning Man." – Jonathan Kim, Huffington Post
"The film is gorgeous: a virtual carnival of images that reflect the spectacle that is Burning Man." – Marcia Franklin, Boise Weekly
Deep in the dusty expanse of the Nevada desert, over 60,000 people from around the world join together in a weeklong bacchanalia of art, self-expression and music. The once forsaken landscape is transformed into a temporary Shangri-La that doesn't end until a towering effigy is set alight and burned to the ground in a ritual frenzy. This is Burning Man. Originally imagined as an experiment in creating a utopia where the restrictions of modern life - the nine-to-five rat race, laws and confining societal norms - vanish, the event's popularity and scope has now exceeded even the creators' wildest dreams. Spark: A Burning Man Story brings audiences behind-the-scenes of the legendary celebration, shining a light on the triumphs and challenges of the artists fighting harsh realities to keep their ideals of unbridled freedom and community alive. (Dir. by Steve Brown and Jessie Deeter, 2013, USA, 112 mins., Not Rated, Paladin Films) Digital