Troublemakers unearths the history of land art in the tumultuous late 1960s and early '70s. James Crump's 2015 documentary features a cadre of renegade New York artists who sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. The film casts these artists in a heroic light -- which is exactly how they saw themselves -- and takes you on a thrill ride through the most significant land art sites in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. You'll see rare footage and interviews that unveil the enigmatic lives and careers of storied artists such as Robert Smithson, Walter De Maria and Michael Heizer -- the headstrong troika that established the genre. Part of the Thalia Docs series, Troublemakers screens at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at New York's Symphony Space.
Running time is one hour and 12 minutes.
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