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Joan Grossman
Drop City Film Screening

Wed 7 September 2016

In 1962, Gene Bernofsky, Jo Ann Bernofsky and Clark Richert developed a concept they called Drop Art, making art a spontaneous part of everyday life in the face of a society they saw as increasingly materialistic and war-mongering. Three years later, they purchased a piece of land near Trinidad, Colorado and founded Drop City: a community that celebrated creative work, attracting artists, writers and inventors.

This documentary tells a story of whimsical innovation and the drive to create a new civilization on the scrapheap of a wasteful society: how an artists community became an icon for a global counterculture.