Dust & Illusions: A history of Burning Man

Thursday 6th August 2009Doors 7.30pm Screening starts 8pm Tickets £7 on the door UK premiere screening Raising funds for the Nowhere Omnibus project DSCF1141.JPG Join us for a special screening of Dust & Illusions, a new film by Olivier Bonin charting 30 years of the history and background of Burning Man, from its roots in late 1970s counter-culture right up to such recent events as the Borg2 movement and the early burning of the man in 2007. Through 21 interviewees the film presents the philosophies behind Burning Man's creation and the influences that directed its evolution from a small gathering of friends to a desert city of 50,000. It offers a new perspective of the meaning of the event, and questions whether its organisers are more concerned about making sure the show is ready when the gate opens or if they still truly engage in building a community and fostering art. Olivier Bonin will be joining us by live link from California for a Q&A session after the film, followed by a short discussion. The screening will be raising funds for the Nowhere Omnibus project at Burning Man 2009. www.dustandillusions.com nowhereomnibus