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The Gates

The Gates

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Albert Maysles and his brother David, who are best known for such films as Salesman, Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter, began filming the Gates in 1979, when internationally acclaimed artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude began actively pushing their installation project forward with the New York City government. The Maysles captured the emerging controversy at community board hearings that pitted neighbor against neighbor over the appropriate use of Central Park. While Christo and Jeanne-Claude's artistic vision sought to unite all of New York City, the public reaction was accusations of publicly financed defacement of a masterpiece, akin to putting a mustache on the Mona Lisa at tax payers' expense. The proposal was denied. Twenty-four years later, after 9/11 and the election of art patron Michael Bloomberg as mayor, the project was approved in January, 2003. The subsequent film, brought to fruition by Antonio Ferrera and co-directed with Albert Maysles, chronicles the evolution of the Gates from concept to installation, ultimately overcoming public disapproval and transforming Central Park into a visual symphony of color, light, joy and beauty at an eventual cost to Christo and Jeanne-Claude of $21 million.

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    Title: The Gates
    Genre: Special Interest-Art
    Starring: Christo, Christo (Christo), Jeanne-Claude, Michael Bloomberg
    Directors: David Maysles, Matthew Prinzing, Albert Maysles, Antonio Ferrera
    Release Date: 10/12/2010
    Original Year: 2008
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 24
    UPC: 718122565177
    Item #: KOV056517
    This product is a special order

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 10/12/2010
    Closed Caption: No
    Studio: Lorber Films (Kino)