SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORY- Larry Harvey Memorial Screenings.

Larry Harvey, an “Oregon farm boy who lit a wooden skeleton on Baker Beach in San Francisco, igniting the cultural force that is Burning Man, passed away on April 28. A messianic figure known for wearing a felt Stetson and smoking Marlboro Lights, Harvey was the founder and guiding light of the annual Burning Man bacchanalia in the Nevada desert, which attracts 70,000 campers the week before Labor Day.” – SF Chronicle.

In memory of Harvey, the Roxie presents: SPARK.

Each year, 70,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a giant effigy in a ritual frenzy. Rooted in principles of self-expression, self-reliance and community effort, Burning Man has grown famous for stirring ordinary people to shed their nine-to-five existence and act on their dreams. SPARK takes us behind the curtain with Burning Man organizers and participants, revealing a year of unprecedented challenges and growth. When ideals of a new world based on freedom and inclusion collide with realities of the “default world,” we wonder which dreams can survive.

Directed by Steve Brown & Jessie Deeter. With Harley K. Dubois, Marian Goodell, Larry Harvey, John Law, Michael Mikel & Will Roger. HD Digital. 90 mins.


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