Do Ho Suh’s iconic Falling Star sculpture, memorably perched atop the Jacobs Engineering building at UCSD, will get some special attention this Thursday, May 5! Spend an evening with one of San Diego’s favorite pieces of public art at MCASD‘s screening and discussion of Falling Star: Finding Home.
The Falling Star is more than just an artistic statement on rough transitions and feeling displaced, it’s an incredible feat of engineering and community action that took years to bring into being. Vera Brunner-Sung and Valerie Stadler’s 2016 documentary Falling Star: Finding Home explores why so many people were compelled by Do Ho Suh’s imaginative idea, and the work they put in to make it a reality.
Falling Star: Finding Home will be screened at Arclight Cinema May 5 at 7:45 pm. A short talk from MCASD’s Deputy Director of Art and Programs Kathryn Kanjo will precede the film at 7 pm, and a discussion will follow after the film’s conclusion. Tickets can be bought from Arclight Cinema here, on their app, or at the box office for $16.50. Proceeds from this event will benefit MCASD’s art education programs, and attendees will receive free MCASD admission by showing their ticket stub.
The documentary screening is in conjunction with Do Ho Suh’s solo show, Do Ho Suh, at MCASD Downtown from March 18 to July 4. For viewers interested in seeing Falling Star with their own eyes, tours are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am – 2 pm and may be subject to cancellation without notice.
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