Dust & Illusions, 30 years of BM history. SCREENING Tour

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Dust & Illusions, 30 years of BM history. SCREENING Tour

Postby obonin » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:35 pm

Welcome back. So now you've been to Burning Man, but BM hasn't always been this huge (50K people), didn't use to have cops, didn't even use to have large scale artwork. Larry Harvey claims to be the founder, and avoids, or omits mentioning what really made Burning Man possible in the early days. Now he is focused on leaving a legacy. Want to know more about the real history and debunk the stereotypes and misinformation about the festival.

Dust & Illusions: The film explores the entire history of the Burning Man event. Whether you have been to Burning Man or not, or are even interested in the subject, the film goes beyond the simple event in the desert, and looks at how ideals/utopias we've had in our youth evolve through an entire lifetime. Specifically, the documentary starts in the late 1970s with 2 groups of people out of the San Francisco underground movements all the way to the multi-million dollar business Burning Man has become, and how politics might have replaced philosophies.

A documentary screening.
PORTLAND: Oct 14th
NEWCASTLE, UK: Oct 20th
SAN FRANCISCO: Oct 28th
SACRAMENTO: Nov/Dec 2010
LA: March 2011
TOKYO: April 2011

TRAILER: http://dustandillusions.com/trailers
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You want to see the film but it's not coming to your town, well it's BM style, you have to organize a screening. Don't hesitate to contact me if you want to share this film with your fellow citizens. All these screenings above are happening because people came forward. This is a real INDIE film (not like sundance though) supported by the community.

In 1988, people organizing BM didn't even know about the Black Rock desert, this is how it came on their radar:
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The Giant Croquet game organized by Mel Lyons and John Boggard from Berkeley. ©1988
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Postby obonin » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:56 pm

Hello everyone. As I said if the film is not coming to your town, then you should contact me to help organize a screening. I usually don't initiate screenings without the help of local burners.

Thx!
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Postby obonin » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:58 am

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Postby Holdini » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:17 pm

Interested in coming to Kauai?
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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:19 pm

What are your fees? Do you charge airfare, lodging, per diem, etc?
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Postby scottyfromfla » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:59 pm

We would love to have you bring your film to Orlando. We can set up a screening for all of the FL Burners here. Feel free to email me with the details.

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Postby Bounce530 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:33 pm

I really enjoyed this film when it was in Chico a while back. So much so I'm still carrying a quote from the film in my sig line down there vvvv
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Postby obonin » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:46 am

There's no fees to setup the screening. You help me figure out the right local indie theater where to play it at, and how to get the word out, and I book the theater, etc...
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Screening in MELBOURNE

Postby obonin » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:09 pm

We now have a screening in MELBOURNE set up for December 15th!

Info here:
http://dustandillusions.com/blog/melbourne-screening-dec-15th-2010
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Postby scottyfromfla » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:28 pm

Does that mean one in Orlando for early next year is a no-go?
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Postby scottyfromfla » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:30 pm

Oh nevermind...thats Melbourne Australia, not Florida. Ooops.
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San Leandro Dec 4th Show

Postby obonin » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:56 pm

Dec 4th 2011. 7:00pm
Bal Theater, 14808 East 14th Street, San Leandro, CA

Come and enjoy the screening if you live in the East Bay. Close to BART!
http://dustandillusions.com/blog/san-le ... -34th-2010

And if you invite 200+ or something like that to the facebook event then you get a free ticket:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156532587717702
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Postby obonin » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:57 pm

LOS ANGELES + Panel Discussion w/ John Law and more.

March 6th. That's in 3 days, the big LA premiere for the film at the American Cinematheque. As always the film is only visible on the big screen.

This time we'll have a series of characters on stage: JOHN LAW, MICHAEL MIKEL, BRIAN DOHERTY and myself... and maybe another surprise. Maybe.

I recommend to get the tickets at the box office of the Cinematheque, because they are organizing this screening not me, and this is done through Fandango sadly, and you would get charged a $1.25 fee on a... $10 ticket :(
http://dustandillusions.com/blog/los-angeles-premiere-american-cinematheque-march-6th-2011

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PORTLAND. March 24th

This is yet another screening I put on myself, so this time there's no extra corp fee in the ticket price. It's $8 to $15, whatever you can afford.

You can also invite 200+ people to the FB event, and you get a FREE ticket. If you have access to substantial mailing list in Portland, that will work just as well!
http://dustandillusions.com/blog/portland-screening-march-24th-2011

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EUGENE, OR. MArch 23rd.

Same deal as Portland, cheaper tickets. Facebook event here
http://dustandillusions.com/blog/eugene-screening-march-23rd-2011
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Postby TomServo » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:19 am

Chicken John? give me a break! the Cacophony Society had a bigger part in it! A HUGE part to be exact! Who cares anymore? Larry's been doing a fine job so far! If anyone wanted to claim "ownership" they should have stuck around!
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Postby obonin » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:00 am

TomServo wrote:Chicken John? give me a break! the Cacophony Society had a bigger part in it! A HUGE part to be exact! Who cares anymore? Larry's been doing a fine job so far! If anyone wanted to claim "ownership" they should have stuck around!


Don't worry CS is well represented in the film, but I keep that for people who go watch the film.
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Postby Teo del Fuego » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:30 pm

So, I'll ask you what I took shit for asking in another thread: What was REALLY the first BM theme camp? Christmas Camp, Fancy Camp, or Bolt Action Rifle Club?
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Postby obonin » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:43 pm

Teo del Fuego wrote:So, I'll ask you what I took shit for asking in another thread: What was REALLY the first BM theme camp? Christmas Camp, Fancy Camp, or Bolt Action Rifle Club?


Aha yeah, the answer is at the end of the film!!!
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Postby Teo del Fuego » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:18 pm

obonin wrote:
Teo del Fuego wrote:So, I'll ask you what I took shit for asking in another thread: What was REALLY the first BM theme camp? Christmas Camp, Fancy Camp, or Bolt Action Rifle Club?


Aha yeah, the answer is at the end of the film!!!


Suuurrre it is, :wink:
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Postby Trishntek » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:22 pm

We will be at the L.A. showing this Sunday,,,,, with JKisha,,,, who else is going?
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How about Columbus?

Postby Phinneas » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:34 am

We have a couple of theaters that regularly support indie films. What can be done on my end to help realize a Columbus, Ohio screening, if it's not too late?
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