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CSP Movie Series - 'Border Crossers'

April 22, 2022

Gates open at 7:00pm Movie starts at 7:30pm

From an artist whose life and work is so entwined with the community’s heart.

Chico MacMurtrie's robotic border crossers project is a beautiful odyssey. This film follows the border crossers project based on a simple yet quixotic mission: to design, build, deploy, and choreograph a series of public activations by six robotic sculptures, known as Border Crossers, at several locations along the U.S.–Mexico border, with the support of community members, institutions, and young artists on both sides of the border.

MacMurtrie revisits his Mexican-American roots and confronts the human and environmental toll of today’s militarized border in the process of creating the Border Crossers and directing their quest to peacefully transcend and transgress—for a few brief yet beautiful moments at a time—a series of imposing physical barriers.

The Border Crossers’ first public deployment, following countless rehearsals on MacMurtrie’s ranch in Bisbee, occurred in May 2021 at the border of Naco, Sonora, Mexico and Naco, Arizona.

Gates open at 7:00pm Movie starts at 7:30pm
Gates open at 7:00pm Movie starts at 7:30pm
  • If there's too much wind or other bad weather we will screen the movie in the theater.

  • Masks are not required for the outdoor screening but we ask that you bring one if bad weather moves us inside to the theater.

  • Refreshments available by donation!

  • Bring a chair or use one of ours.

  • Our movies are free thanks to the generous support of The Bisbee Foundation and the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona.

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