BENDING STICKS – Cinema Orange – 3/7


Cinema Orange, brought to you by the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Orange County Museum of Art invite you to join us at OCMA for a screening of the documentary Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty.

Bending Sticks celebrates the twenty-five year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of stick work and reveals Dougherty’s process, personal story and inspirations.

The heart of the film is the creation of five Dougherty commissions in different locations – inside the new wing of the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, on Main Street in Rock Hill, SC, at a private home in Chapel Hill, NC, at the Bascom Art Center in the mountains of NC, and in the gardens of Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC. At each location, viewers see how Dougherty and many others transform piles of sticks into energetic lines and exuberant forms. Dougherty’s projects invite collaboration and engage communities in the making and viewing of his very public art.



Click here to visit the official film site.

Directed by: Penelope Maunsell, Kenny Dalsheimer
Producer: Frank Konhaus, Penelope Maunsell
Editor: Penelope Maunsell
Cinematographer: Kenny Dalsheimer
Cast: Patrick Dougherty
Language: English

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