Station to Station

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USA | 2015 | 71 Mintues | Doug Aitken

September 11 - 13, 2015

SIFF Film Center | Three Days Only, Exclusive Presentation
Contemporary artists from all disciplines come together on a custom designed train for visual artist Doug Aitken's fast moving road trip through modern creativity, chronicled in 62 unique one-minute films.

Over 24 days, the Station to Station train traveled 4,000 miles from the Atlantic to the Pacific. As it stopped in large cities and remote locations, a constantly changing group of artists, musicians and performers took part in a series of explosive happenings.

Station to Station, the feature film, collages an amazing cross-section of people and places, from icons of culture to a hitchhiker found on a desert road: Beck performing with a gospel choir in the Mojave desert; artist Olafur Eliasson creating art from the speed of the train; Ed Ruscha reflecting on the modern landscape; Dan Deacon performing electronic music in a pulsing audience; the Savages and Suicide igniting the happenings. Each of these short films explores the new frontier of creative expression.

  • Director: Doug Aitken
  • Principal Cast: Beck / Jackson Browne / Patti Smith / Thurston Moore / Ed Ruscha / Doug Aitken / Mark Bradford / Giorgio Moroder / Mavis Staples / Cat Power / Lawrence Weiner / William Eggleston / No Age / Urs Fischer / Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti / Olafur Eliasson / Dan Deacon / Christian Jankowski / Ernesto Neto / Thomas Demand / Mark Bradford / Sasha Frere-Jones / Cold Cave / Stephen Shore / Suicide / Lucky Dragons / Eleanor Friedberger / Gary Indiana / Paolo Soleri / Scott Dadich / The Congos / Savages / Aaron Koblin / Sun Araw / Liz Glynn / Yoshimio Trio / THEESatisfaction / White Mystery / Sam Falls / Black Monks of Mississippi / Cornbread Harris / Bloodbirds / Kate Casanova / The Conquerors / Jonah Bokaer / Destruction Unit / Mike Reynolds / Kansas City's Marching Cobras / Rick Prelinger
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 71 Mintues
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Has Subtitles: Yes