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Helms Bakery Partners With VisionLA To Screen “100 Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct”
December 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join us on Sunday, December 6th from 7:00 – 9:00pm for an evening of films including the screening of 100 Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct.
100 Mules is pure poetry in motion and not to be missed. On the centenary of the opening of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio performed One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct, a commemorative artist action to connect Los Angeles to its water source. This performative parade of 100 mules traversed the 240 miles of pipelines and canals that bring water from the Eastern Sierras through a gravity-fed system to Los Angeles; passing through three counties and nearly 50 communities along the way took over a month to complete.
Mule power shaped the modern West and was a primary force in constructing the aqueduct, an engineering feat that took only seven years to complete despite the rough terrain. One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct documents this action with a resolution to move forward into the next hundred years with renewed appreciation for this vital resource. Let it be resolved that the citizens of Los Angeles will do better at utilizing this life-giving resource in the next one hundred years!
US 2014 60 min. Director Bruce Dickson; Artist Lauren Bon
Guests Attending this Screening: artist Lauren Bon and director Bruce Dickson
Screening with: Soil Carbon Cowboys
Tickets are free but space is limited. Please make a reservation to secure a seat.
Parking is located at the Free Valet in the lot on Helms Avenue and Venice Boulevard.
The Helms Bakery Festival events run Thursday, December 3rd through Wednesday, December 9th. We hope you join us for a film screening or discussion, enjoy an art installation or theatre performance, or come to all of the events around our campus. The Festival umbrella brings together a collective of artists who have much to share about shaping a better future. For a complete Festival calendar, click here.
The VisionLA ’15 Climate Action Arts Festival is the first-ever multi-disciplinary arts festival throughout the greater Los Angeles area organized to give artists a voice in the increasingly urgent conversation around climate change, resource use and environmental social justice. The festival is an all-volunteer, grassroots effort organized by artists for artists, and for the Los Angeles community as a whole. This first year, the festival is timed to coincide with the UN’s COP21 Global Climate Conference in Paris, from November 30 through December 11, to raise awareness of this important milestone in the international call for strong carbon emissions standards.