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2014 Archive

Taking My Parents to Burning Man
Taking My Parents to Burning Man
Feature Film Documentary
(2014, 95 mins)


This film not recommended for audience under 17 years old.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary at the Sonoma International Film Festival, this film does exactly what the title says. Self-proclaimed party animal Bryant ‘Spry Bry’ Boesen, who co-directed, co-produced, and co-edited this strangely hilarious documentary, actually took his parents to the world-renowned flaming festival in Black Rock City, Nevada. The parents, Chuck and Li Boesen, somehow agree to let their 22-year-old son Bry pull them out of their cushy, nearly retired senior lives and drag them into a fully inverted coming-of-age adventure of a lifetime.

Their personal adventure expands to include a full immersion into the world of Black Rock City. If you don't know, Burning Man is an annual gathering that turns a flat desert landscape into a wacko Magic Kingdom then burns it to the ground and makes it all vanish.  While it's up, the festival is pure bacchanalia. 

This film provides a rare look into the lives of the dedicated annual “burners,” the struggles of pulling off such amazing feats in the middle of the desert, and the amount of planning it takes to even get there. If you ever wanted to go, here it is.  If you never wanted to go, this'll no doubt show you why.
- MK

This film not rated.
Not Rated
Screening Schedule
Wed, Jun 4th
Celestial Cinema - Wailea
Gold & Emerald Golf Course
$25.00

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