Filmfest 2016 - Aspen Screenings
About This Project


Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 5:30 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611


The late great performance artist Chris Burden once said on television, with a shrug: “I don’t think my pieces always provide answers, they just ask questions.” He asked America a notorious political question when he had an ex-military friend shoot him in the arm in a Santa Ana gallery, and again when he nailed his hands to a VW bug. But later in his career, he moved away from “danger art” and made wild, large-scale, and generally underrated installations across the country. Burden is full-bodied portrait of the man and the artist who sparked such controversy in the 70s and then went on to a long and diverse career as one of high art’s heavyweights. Western Premiere. (USA, 2016)


Directors: Tim Marrinan, Richard Dewey
Producers: Dan Braun, Josh Braun, Richard Dewey, David Koh
Editors: Michael Aaglund, Aaron Wickenden
Featuring: Chris Burden


Run Time: 1 hr 26 min.


Community Partner: Anderson Ranch