In 1968, artist Michael Heizer began a multi-decade long journey to move and transform a two-story, 340-ton granite boulder from Riverside, California into an installation at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art. The film asks the question, “What is art?” Encompassing this monolithic display of ancient-feeling modern art is the story of Heizer’s past and present work, the ambitions of a major metropolitan museum, and the public’s wild reactions to this gargantuan effort.

Directed by Doug Pray. Produced by Electric City Entertainment.

Levitated Mass

2013 US 88 min
Festival Year: 2015
Types: Documentary