Screening: DROP CITY

Salt Beyoğlu

March 27, 2014 20.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Joan Grossman’in <i>DROP CITY</i> (2012) belgeselinden bir kare
Still from Joan Grossman’s documentary film DROP CITY (2012)

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

Joan Grossman
DROP CITY (2012)
82 minutes
English with Turkish subtitles

DROP CITY is a story of whimsical innovation and the drive to create a new civilization on the scrapheap of a wasteful society. Often cited as the first rural commune of the 1960s, Drop City was an experimental community on the plains of Southern Colorado that blended practices of art, architecture, and resourceful living in ways that came to define a global counterculture.

The Droppers built the community for nearly nothing from salvaged materials, including culled lumber and chopped-out car tops. But the flood of attention led to overcrowding. By late 1969 all of the long-time residents had departed and the community was abandoned to transients. By 1973, Drop City had become the world’s first geodesic ghost town.

The screening will be realised as part of the Global Tools program.

Courtesy of 7th Art Releasing