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'Levitated Mass' documentary to show at LACMA in L.A. Film Fest

"Levitated Mass: The Story of Michael Heizer's Monolithic Sculpture" — a new documentary about the giant rock at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art — will screen June 20 at LACMA's Bing Theater as part of the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Festival organizers announced the world-premiere gala Tuesday morning.

Heizer's famed boulder, which resides outside LACMA, captured the attention of the world last year. Over the course of 10 nights, tens of thousands of people watched the 340-ton granite boulder make its way through L.A. neighborhoods on a 294-foot-long, 206-wheeled trailer to its final resting place in a 456-foot-long negative space formed by a concrete slot.

The film, which chronicles his life and his passion for the piece, was produced by Lynette Howell and Jamie Patricoff of Electric City.

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