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Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Giffard

1974 24 mins.

Christo and Jean Claude’s first monumental landscape project in the West was made of nine tons of orange nylon polymide fabric. The Valley Curtain stretched a quarter-mile and 365 feet above Rifle Gap, Colorado. Although it was up for only a day, skeptical locals, including baffled iron workers who strung its four steel cables, gained a new understanding of what art can be, even if it only exists in memory. Nominated for an Academy Award.