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Where is Rocky II?

France/Germany/Belgium/Italy 2016. Dir: Pierre Bismuth. 93 min. DCP

"In 1979, artist Ed Ruscha allegedly made a fake rock out of resin and hid it among real ones somewhere in California's vast Mojave Desert. Named Rocky II after the Sylvester Stallone film, the work is never spoken about publicly nor is it listed in any catalogue of Ruscha's work. Obsessed with this mystery piece, French artist and Oscar-winner Pierre Bismuth (co-writer of Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) sets out to find it. It’s clear from the outset of this fantastical tale that Bismuth (in his directorial debut) won't take a conventional approach. Instead, he hires a hard-boiled private investigator and two acclaimed Hollywood screenwriters to pick up the trail” (adapted from Hot Docs Documentary Festival).

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Produced by Presentation House Gallery in collaboration with The Cinematheque, as one of the gallery’s penultimate events before the inauguration of its new space, The Polygon Gallery, on the North Vancouver waterfront. Programmed by Michèle Smith.