By Stuart SWEZEY

MONODUO FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2018

It was pure destruction and pure creativity. In the 1980s, the outsider initiative Desolation Center was behind the anarchistic 'desert shows' in south-eastern California, which became the trailblazer for festivals such as Burning Man, Lollapalooza and Coachella.

& Awards

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
IndieLisboa 2018
Geneva International Film Festival 2018
Dokufest 2018
CPH:DOX 2018
IndieLisboa 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stuart SWEZEY
    • Producer(s)
    • Stuart SWEZEY (Mu Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Desolation Center is the untold story of a series Reagan-era guerrilla desert happenings now recognized as the inspirations for Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella including performances by Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Swans, Einstürzende Neubauten, Survival Research Laboratories and more. The true story of how the risky, and at times even reckless, actions of a few outsiders can unintentionally lead to seismic cultural shifts.