Event

Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 8:00pm

Cinema Orange Film Series: Impossible Light

Now in it's tenth season celebrating the cinematic works of emerging and established independent filmmakers, OCMA and the Newport Beach Film Festival present the 2014 Cinema Orange film series. Films will explore art, design and cultural icons. Interactive question and answer sessions with filmmakers will follow select screenings.

Cinema Orange is organized by Leslie Feibleman, director of special programs and community cinema, Newport Beach Film Festival.

6:30 – 8:30 pm | Food truck onsite: StuffNIT Burger
8 pm | Film screening: Impossible Light 

Before the featured film, there will be short film screening:

OBEY THE ARTIST
(2014, Documentary, USA, 16 minutes)
Directed by Ondi Timoner

OBEY THE ARTIST travels deep inside Shepard Fairey's creative process, exploring how politics and music inform his iconographic work. Tracing his punk rock roots from his early days of rigging copy machines and tagging to helming a thriving, independent business by harnessing the power of technology, the film follows Fairey as he transforms a photograph by National Geographic's Aaron Huey from a digital print to the streets of L.A. in the form of a remarkable 12-foot mural in order to give voice to the forgotten history of Native Americans. The latest in a series from A TOTAL DISRUPTION, "OBEY THE ARTIST" looks at this groundbreaking artist who is innovating his independence.

Featured Film Screening:

IMPOSSIBLE LIGHT
Directed by Jeremy Ambers
Director Jeremy Ambers will here for a Q&A after IMPOSSIBLE LIGHT
(2014, Documentary, USA, 69 minutes)

IMPOSSIBLE LIGHT  reveals the drama and the daring of artist Leo Villareal and a small team of visionaries who battle seemingly impossible challenges to turn a dream of creating the world's largest LED light sculpture into a glimmering reality.

On March 5th, 2013, San Francisco's skyline was transformed by an amazing sight: 25,000 LED lights that, for perhaps the first time save the 1989 earthquake, caused people to consider the Bay Bridge instead of her iconic sister. 

How did this happen? Who was behind the eight-million-dollar installation? How in the world did they pull it off?  The story behind the making of THE BAY LIGHTS-a project whose very "impossibility made it possible"-answers these questions, revealing the drama and the daring of artist Leo Villareal and a small team of visionaries who battle seemingly impossible challenges to turn a dream of creating the world's largest LED light sculpture into a glimmering reality.  

 
IMAGE : Photo courtesy of Jeremy Ambers, 'Impossible Light'

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