Barnstormers: 360 Degrees (2005)

Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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When New York-based artist David Ellis first invited a group of artists from Tokyo and New York City to travel to his hometown of Cameron, NC for a project that would find them painting murals on aging tobacco farms, tractor trailers, and farming equipment, few would have foreseen the lasting impression that the project would have on both the artists involved and the citizens of the close-knit farming community. In the end the project would transcend expectations to provide a cultural and spiritual awakening for all involved, however, with the artists frequently returning to the land in the years that followed to create an exceptional collection of time-lapse-style "motion paintings." In this documentary, cameras travel from Cameron, to witness the disassembly of the '30s era tobacco barn, to the Southeast Center for Contemporary art in nearby Winston-Salem for the reassembly and painting in the museum, and back to Cameron to see the barn erected once again on its original site.