Five Films About Christo & Jeanne-Claude
Country of Origin:  United States
Production year: 1974
Directors: Ellen Giffard, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, Susan Froemke, Deborah Dickson, Henry Corra, Grahame Weinbren
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 082354-001728
Running time: 4:42 (282 Min.)
Casetype: Custom
Format: [Color status unset], 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: May 31, 2005
Collection type: Owned (#580)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 10, 2009
Purchase price: Hidden
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Five Films About Christo & Jeanne-Claude chronicles a 30-year collaboration between acclaimed documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles ('Gimme Shelter', 'Salesman', 'Grey Gardens') and the internationally renowned environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The Maysles Brothers, along with such frequent co-filmmakers as Charlotte Zwerin and Susan Froemke, have captured the artists' enduring relationship and the grandeur of their large scale temporary public works. The series of award-winning films stands as a permanent document of the process, the political drama, the emotional investment and the transforming effect the finished works have on all those who come in contact with them. The films have been digitally remastered with new transfers supervised by Albert Maysles.

Christo's Valley Curtain (1974)
The first collaboration between the Maysles Brothers and the Christos and recipient of an Academy Award Nomination, Christo's Valley Curtain celebrates the dramatic hanging of a huge orange curtain between two Colorado mountains and the powerful effect it has on a community.

Running Fence (1978)
An engrossing document of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's efforts to build a 24 1/2-mile-long, 18-foot-high fence of white fabric across the hills of northern California. The artists' struggle with local ranchers, environmentalists and state bureaucrats ends when the fence is unfurled, reuniting the community in a celebration of beauty.

Islands (1986)
A film that further explores the artists' fusion of culture, environment and politics. Christo and Jeanne-Claude's fight for permission to surround eleven islands in Miami's Biscayne Bay with 6.5 million square feet of bright pink fabric, interwoven with their struggle to wrap the Pont-Neuf in Paris and the Reichstag in Berlin.

Christo In Paris (1990)
Winner of the Grand Prize at the Amsterdam Film Festival and Best Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival, Christo In Paris explores Christo's escape from Bulgaria, his early years as a struggling artist, his romance with Jeanne-Claude and the fulfillment of a ten-year obsession: the wrapping of the Pont-Neuf in Paris.

Umbrellas (1995)
East and West are brought together through the medium of art: 1,340 blue umbrellas are opened in a rice-farming valley in the Japanese province of Ibaraki, and 1,760 yellow umbrellas across a cluster of cattle ranches in the rolling hills of southern California. A beautiful journey filled with both triumph and tragedy.
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Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Scene Access, Commentary, Interviews, 82 Page Booklet
Ellen Giffard....Director
Albert Maysles....Director
David Maysles....Director
Charlotte Zwerin....Director
Susan Froemke....Director
Deborah Dickson....Director
Henry Corra....Director
Grahame Weinbren....Director