June 4th 2009. 6:30pm & 8:30pm
The film starts at 6:45pm & 8:45pm sharp. Film is 83 minutes long. Be on time.
Join director Olivier Bonin for a screening of the film. Followed by Q&A.
Click on the address below for map/access:
The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
The show was a success!
6:30pm 2/3 full.
8:30pm SOLD OUT
About the film: 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 (Check their budget outline).
About the Brower Center: One of the Bay Area’s most advanced green buildings, the nonprofit David Brower Center is an inspiring home for environmental and social action, combining both offices and program facilities in a 50,000 square-foot space. Conceived as a vibrant community of like-minded individuals and organizations committed to a just and ecologically sustainable society, the Brower Center promises to be an invaluable asset for the region and a landmark for anyone, anywhere committed to the planet and its inhabitants. By investing in a centrally located workspace and gathering place, the Brower Center is using real estate as an enduring progressive strategy and building a destination for activism and education. Until now, there has been no physical space in the Bay Area designed to foster collaborations between like-minded organizations and individuals, engage new people in advocacy and facilitate cross-sector communication and partnerships. The David Brower Center provides a central address for the nonprofit community, a place to discover the connections between issues, build lasting relationships and affect real, substantive change.