Outdoor Cinema: The Challenge (Qatar/France/Italy)
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
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Visit Socrates Sculpture Park to watch a free outdoor film.
The Challenge (Qatar/France/Italy)
Directed by Yuri Ancarani; 2016, 65 mins.
Pre-screening and events begin at 7:00 p.m. Movie begins at sundown (around 8:30 p.m.).
If you have it, spend it: Italian artist Yuri Ancarani’s visually striking documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs who moonlight as amateur falconers, with no expenses spared along the way. The Challenge follows these men through the rituals that define their lives: perilously racing blacked-out SUVs up and down sand dunes; sharing communal meals; taking their Ferraris out for a spin with their pet cheetahs riding shotgun; and much more. Ancarani’s film is a sly meditation on the collective pursuit of idiosyncratic desires.
Programmed by Rooftop Films.