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Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin

United States 1978 57 mins. In English

Some fences unite and inspire rather than divide. The Maysles’ engrossing documentary chronicles the four-year realization of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s spectacular 24 1/2-mile-long, 18-foot-high fence of white fabric running across the hills of northern California. The artists’ epic struggle with local ranchers, environmentalists, and state bureaucrats ends when the fence is unfurled, reuniting the community in a celebration of beauty and common humanity. Nominated for an Academy Award.

Genres: Documentary